Like rumors about God of War: Ragnarok‘s release date swirl, the game’s director, Cory Barlog asked everyone to just calm down†
If it were up to me I would share all the information when I know more about it. but it’s not me.
so be patient.
I promise things will be shared as soon as possible.
we make games for you. thanks to you we can make games. pic.twitter.com/aw7dje5XxF
— cory barlog (@corybarlog) June 29, 2022
“Dear all,” Barlog’s tweet reads. “If it were up to me, I would share all the information when I know more about it. But it’s not me. So please be patient. I promise things will be shared as soon as possible. We make games for you. Thanks to you we can make games.”
Barlog’s statement comes after weeks of mounting speculation that a release date announcement is imminent. Beyond an acknowledgment that God of War: Ragnarok was set to arrive in 2022, Sony hasn’t planted a clear launch flag yet.
As things stand now, The Last of Us Part I is the only major first-party PlayStation title to launch before the end of the year. This leaves PlayStation with a significant gap in its schedule during the lucrative Christmas season. This is the gap that fans believe God of War: Ragnarok is set to fill.
PlayStation is of course not alone in this boat. Xbox has seen both major Q4 releases, starfield and redfallslip to 2023. A power vacuum begins to form at the end of the year, with only a handful of major third-party titles putting out fixed dates.
Twitter’s current and firm belief is that PlayStation will announce the date through its social media accounts. In the recent past, Sony has preferred to announce release dates for upcoming games via a State of Play broadcast. While a God of War: Ragnarok State of Play to announce the date wouldn’t come as a surprise, there’s currently no concrete evidence that Sony plans to drop another broadcast in the near future.
So for now we are still stuck in a game of waiting.