God of War Ragnarok: After the controversy, the game director resumes his teasing

God of War Ragnarok: After the controversy, the game director resumes his teasing

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Game news God of War Ragnarok: After the controversy, the game director resumes his teasing

God of War Ragnarok has been in the news a lot lately, and unfortunately not always for good reasons. Still expected for 2022, the title does not yet have a release date, and the likely postponement of the announcement has sparked the ire of fans.

In the beginning: a potentially postponed announcement

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Everything starts June 30 last, when Tom Henderson and Jason Schreier indicate that the release date of God of War: Ragnarok should have been announced that day, but the communication was postponed. Often, such a lag in communication indicates that a significant problem, potentially calling into question the release date of a game, has been detected. However, there is no indication that this is the case for God of War Ragnarok.

Regarding the rumors around God of War Ragnarok: there was indeed an announcement of the release date scheduled for this Thursday, June 30, according to people familiar with the matter. Recent tweets from Cory Barlog (game director, editor’s note) imply that it has been pushed back. That said, as far as I can tell, the game hasn’t been pushed back.

Strong reactions from all sides

God of War Ragnarok: After the controversy, the game director resumes his teasing

As you can read, Jason Schreier indicated that to his knowledge, no postponement of the game had been decided. Following the publication of this information, a number of fans, frustrated to know that the announcement of the release date would have been postponed, attacked the developers through acerbic tweets, but also through the sending of explicit photos to some team members.

Pro Tip: Sending me pictures of penises asking me when God of War Ragnarok will actually get me told the release date. For those who use this way, when did it work?, said Estelle Tigani, cinematic producer at Santa Monica.

For his part, Cory Barlog, who had already declared that he had come out completely exhausted from the development of the previous episode, reacted. He had first expressed his (unpleasant) surprise to see the players go after Ron Gilbert about the artistic direction of Return to Monkey Island, then then reacted to a tweet denying responsibility for the reactions players on The Snitch, a very prominent leaker, and Jason Schreier.

God of War Ragnarok: After the controversy, the game director resumes his teasing

The director of God of War indicated that the correct response to these attacks is not to find someone at “to blame or to hate”but rather “to make the world a better place to treat people who do the things you love with respect and decency.” A reaction welcomed by Phil Spencerboss of the Xbox branch of Microsoft. Subsequently, Santa Monica issued an official statement, intended to calm things down:

Every Santa Monica employee works to make a game we’re proud of, and hope you’ll enjoy when it’s released. Our fans inspire us, and we understand the passion and desire for new information. But this passion should not be toxic, nor should it be expressed to the detriment of anyone’s dignity. Let’s celebrate our community by treating everyone – gamers and developers alike – with respect.

Back to calm back to teasing

God of War Ragnarok: After the controversy, the game director resumes his teasing

That having been said, Cory Barlog resumed his march forward, teasing again about the upcoming release of God of War Ragnarok. In his tweet, we understand that the title is well on the way, and nothing suggests that it would have been postponed. A well-received teaser, accompanied by responses mentioning ideal birthday dates for an announcement, encouragementand a few questions about the PC version. However, we will need wait a little longer until we know when we can find Kratos and Atreus.

Oh, and… Ragnarök is coming you motherfuckers! 🤘❤️

As a reminder, God of War Ragnarok will be released on PS4 and PS5.


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