God of War director asks for patience after Ragnarok release date rumour

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News of a God of War Ragnarok release date is coming, though the original game’s director has asked fans to remain patient amid the latest wave of rumours.

This follows speculation that Sony will be sharing some major Ragnarok news tomorrow. In short, it’s been suggested that the publisher will announce a launch date for the PlayStation exclusive which could also mean a new trailer and gameplay footage.

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Naturally, some have questioned this. Sony typically saves big news for its regular State of Play broadcasts, though Ragnarok doesn’t necessarily need such a big platform. It could just as easily make a splash on a post over on the Official PlayStation Blog.

Either way, this has stoked the God of War fanbase yet again. While those who genuinely love the series are happy to wait for the news to drop, others have been hounding PlayStation and Sony Santa Monica developers on social media, including God of War’s director, Cory Barlog. Here’s what he said in response:

Dear all,

If it were up to me I would share all the information when I know about it. but it is not up to me. So please, be patient. I promise things will be shared at the earliest possible moment they can be. We make games for you. we get to make games because of you.

God of War: Ragnarok will mark the end point of the Norse story arc of the revived God of War series, which is a point that has disappointed some fans of the 2018 revival, but there is actually a fairly sensible reason behind it. Cory Barlog, who now has a role as producer on this new game, explained that it’s simply because these games take so long to make.

Speaking to YouTuber Kaptain Kuba about the decision to bring an end to the Norse saga, Barlog explained that it stemmed from the length of time it would take to tell the story across three games.

“I think one of the most important reasons is the first game took five years, the second game, I don’t know how long it’s going to take, but I’m just going to throw out that it’s going to take close to a similar time to do this. Then if you think, wow, a third one in the same [time], we’re talking like a span of close to 15 years of a single story and I feel like that’s just too stretched out.”

“I feel like we’re asking too much, to say the actual completion of that story taking that long just feels too long, and given sort of where the team was at and where Erik was at with what he wanted to do, I was like look, I think we can actually do this in the second story.”

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