God of War: Ragnarok has not been pushed back to 2023, producer Cory Barlog insisted amid rumors that new information about the long-awaited PS4 and PS5 game could come today, June 30th. Tom Henderson reported that Sony plans to announce the release date today in addition to the game’s collector’s editions.
However, according to the report, the announcements were delayed for unknown reasons. Regarding the rumored Collector’s Editions, Henderson said the Collector’s Edition will include a 1:1 replica of Thor’s Mjolnir hammer and badge, a map of the game world, and more; while the Jotnar Edition will have the hammer and the game. Pricing details were not disclosed in the report, and Sony hasn’t officially announced anything about the premium editions of God of War: Ragnarok, if they exist at all.
reply to someone on twitter Barlog confirmed that Ragnarok was not delayed. Someone else bluntly told Barlog on June 29, “The reveal is tomorrow,” to which Barlog replied: “no.”
Barlog and other members of the Ragnarok team have faced many questions online about Ragnarok from fans. Alanah Pearce, a writer at Sony Santa Monica, said on Twitter, “Yelling at people about video game release dates does absolutely no good.”
She added, “Even if harassing people has led to them putting you on a date (never), you gain nothing at all if you find out before a team is ready to share.”
Common sense reminder: yelling at people about video game release dates doesn’t do any good. Even if harassing people has led to them putting you on a date (never), you gain nothing at all if you find out before a team is ready to share.
— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) June 29, 2022
The God of War: Ragnarok development team has been criticized by some fans for the lack of information, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke up to convey a message of support to the team.
“I can’t wait to enjoy GoW when it comes out. And thank you to you and the team for the great work that goes into making things we love. Many Thanks.” said Spencer to Barlog.
Just this week, Barlog urged fans to “please be patient” for updates on Ragnarok. “If it were up to me, I would share any information if I knew about it. But it’s not me,” he said. “So please be patient. I promise things will be shared as soon as possible.”
According to one report, Ragnarok will be released in November, although the same report states that the date is not set and could change.
For more details, check out GameSpot’s round-up of everything we know about God of War: Ragnarok, the final entry in the God of War Norse saga.
In other news, Sony recently announced that God of War moved 971,000 units in 2018 and made $26.2 million in sales on PC through March 2022.
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