Cory Barlog, the director of God of War, has denied that a release date for the sequel, God of War Ragnarok, is imminent, and has asked fans for patience. He also claims that the game has not been pushed past its expected start in 2022.
The PlayStation exclusive''s release date was expected to be announced by today, June 30. However, Barlog, who was struck off by rising frustration and excitement from God of War fans, made an appearance on Twitter yesterday.
If everything were up to me, I would share all the information when I know it. But it is not up to me, writes the writer. So please, be patient. They promise that all information will be shared at the earliest possible time.
One skeptical fan asked why Sony wouldn''t only confirm the game was delayed, but Barlog merely responded, because it''s not.
Another Twitter user claimed that the release date could be announced today, but Barlog said, no. He told another follower that Sony and developer Santa Monica Studio were simply not ready to make the announcement.
Despite rumors of a delay, Barlogs'' comments confirm a report earlier in June that the game was still scheduled to release before 2022.
That same source of speculation that the release date announcement would arrive at the end of June, according to Bloomberg. It also included a November release for the action title.
The game was initially shown in September 2021, but fans are feeling relieved due to the lingering pandemic despite Sony''s long silence. Many major 2022 releases, including Nintendo''s flagship sequel, are delayed until 2022. But God of War Ragnarok is arguably the last large platform exclusive that has existed outside Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for Nintendo Switch.
If Ragnarok is on track, and Barlogs claim that it is not up to me, therefore why would Sony not be crowing about it for its own reasons? It''s a valid question, but it''s worth noting that both companies, this year, performed low-key June showcases, well clear of the time-honored E3 window. Sony might just be looking for a quieter moment to maximize the impact of a reveal for its big 2022 game.
As Barlog warns, we will need to be patient to discover.