Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier has reassured God of War fans that the sequel to Santa Monica Studio’s 2018 hit is still on track to release this November. In a post on ResetEra, he says the game is still set to launch in November “as of this week”, and the team behind it is “pretty excited”.
After talking to sources, Schreier explains: “I can definitively say that there was a release date/pre-order announcement planned for yesterday. It was bumped at some point last week. I don’t know why.” Apparently, speculation points to the delay being due to the recent Roe v Wade decision in the USA. Sony has delayed its announcements and events in the past because of real-life events, with its first PS5 showcase in 2020 pushed back due to the Black Lives Matter protests at the time.
The writer then goes on to say that because Sony has been trying to keep its secrets very close to its chest, many Santa Monica Studio employees weren’t even told about the company’s initial plans to confirm a release date yesterday. Although, those working on the title are said to be in high spirits about the sequel. “People working on it say it’s huge and seem to be pretty excited about it. Reminds me of the buzz I was hearing before the 2018 one,” Schreier said.
As one of the most reliable in the industry, Schreier’s post will be welcome news to God of War Ragnarok enthusiasts as it doesn’t sound like the game will be delayed into 2023 at the time of writing. The post comes after Tom Henderson first suggested yesterday was the day for the game’s launch date unveiling as well as collector’s edition reveals.
It then came out that God of War “fans” were sending unsolicited nudes to studio employees to try and get the release date out of them. “I cannot believe I even have to say this but don’t f*cking send d*ck pics to anyone on this team, or anyone in this industry for that matter. They are busting their ass to make some[thing] for you to enjoy. Show some f*cking respect,” Cory Barlog said in response.