2020 was a terrific 12 months for gaming with smash hits like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Genshin Impression, Doom Everlasting, and naturally all of the video games that made it onto our GOTY lists. Sadly, it was additionally a banner 12 months for delays. As many studios needed to modify to work-from-home conditions, improvement instances slowed down immensely. Listed below are seven video games we consider will in the end find yourself delayed in 2021.
God of Conflict Ragnarok
Revealed at Sony’s PS5 Showcase final summer time, God of Conflict Ragnarok took the gaming world by storm. Even with nothing however a small teaser. “Ragnarok is Coming 2021” is what the small video lauded, however will that be a actuality?
It’s wholly doable Sony initially supposed for Ragnarok to launch late this 12 months to bolster its lineup, however the realities of working from residence and studio restrictions might kill that dream. What’s extra, is that supposedly Sony Santa Monica is engaged on one other undertaking alongside Ragnarok.
Whereas it’s commonplace for studios to work on a couple of recreation at a time, it’s protected to imagine that splitting assets (time, labor, cash) throughout two initiatives might delay the event course of. Even when this isn’t the case, the main hurdles are extra alongside the road of movement seize.
Chris Choose’s award-winning efficiency of Kratos will greater than possible return within the upcoming sequel. Nonetheless, with office restrictions in place, it might be troublesome for the studio to do the suitable movement seize and appearing wanted for a high-class efficiency.
For sure, God of Conflict Ragnarok appears to have the percentages stacked in opposition to it in the case of a launch later this 12 months. So don’t be stunned if a delay out of 2021 occurs.