It’s like it’s been a trend since the end of June, with (at least) one AAA game being revealed daily.
Let’s start at the beginning of the story. At first, several people (including Jason Schreier, writing for Bloomberg and Tom Henderson) reported that Sony was planning an announcement for God of War: Ragnarok on June 30 and that the company would announce a release date at that time. But as it turns out, plans have changed: Kotaku spoke to one of the first leakers, The Snitch. In principle, everyone is on the same page: the announcement has been postponed, but not the game itself.
Henderson then published a new post about God of War: Ragnarok. According to him, the blog post is already done and can be published on the PlayStation Blog anytime. They backed out of the whole thing at the last minute. According to Henderson, the post would have detailed the content of the collector’s editions in addition to the release date and may have hinted that a proper in-game presentation (i.e. a State of Play) would be revealed later.
The Jotnar Edition of God of War: Ragnarok will include a 1:1 scale Mjolnir hammer (Thor’s weapon) alongside the game disc, while the collector’s edition will consist of a world map and badges. Henderson says the game will be released on November 11 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. That would put it after the new Need For Speed (we reported yesterday that it could arrive on the 4th) but ahead of Ubisoft’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (which was in the news today). That day was previously occupied by Starfield, Todd Howard’s next game before it was pushed back to the first half of 2023 along with Redfall…
Cory Barlog, the previous God of War director, took to Twitter to ask fans to be patient after the announcement. We shouldn’t be looking for someone to direct the hate towards (in this case, Schreier and The Snitch) but instead care about the people who create the things we love and honour them. He made this statement because Estelle Tigani, the producer responsible for the game’s cinematics, was sexually harassed with pictures of male genitalia… only because some fans are impatient.
The November 11 date is not yet official, but chances are God of War: Ragnarok will be coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 then.