KEY POINTS

  • "God of War: Ragnarok" was initially set to release in September but was delayed
  • Cory Balrog seemingly suggests he is playtesting the game
  • A "God Of War: Ragnarok" merchandise releases in October

Sony and Santa Monica Studio's deafening silence gives fans the impression that the release of the much-awaited game "God of War: Ragnarok" has been pushed to 2023 but a series of cryptic tweets from the game's executive producer Cory Balrog seemingly suggest otherwise.

The game's absence at the recent Summer Game Fest and on Sony's PlayStation State of Play led to speculations that the game's release was moved to 2023. However, a "God of War: Ragnarok" merchandise was recently leaked online bearing an October 2022 release date, which many fans think was also the official release date of the highly anticipated game.

If those are not enough to confuse fans, a tweet from "Twisted Metal" and "God of War" director David Jaffe summarized the situation.

"[Re]member that Sony insider pal who said GOW: R 2022 was still on? Well, ANOTHER Sony insider pal texted me today saying it's no longer locked in and the release is TBD. Maybe 2022; maybe not," he said, adding it's "50/50 at this point. Man, when [are] they gonna announce that date?"

god of war 'God of War' launches exclusively on PlayStation 4 on April 20, 2018. Photo: Sony

Seemingly teasing the game's release, Balrog responded to Jaffe's tweet by saying, "Wait what" and shared a GIF showing Kratos, the main protagonist of the game, coming out from the darkness. Balrog further tweeted a meme GIF showing Ryan Reynolds smiling coyly.

Another tweet, however, seemingly hinted at the possibility that the video games executive is playtesting "God Of War: Ragnarok," which means it is complete, in the polishing stage and waiting for the official rollout. Balrog shared a picture of a hand holding a PS5 controller with the caption, "Steam Deck arrived… but probably won’t get to play it for a while because I'm currently playing this other thing…"

Sony is still silent about the game's official release or its release window. However, Bloomberg reported that three people "familiar" with the game's development claimed it will not be delayed further. The report revealed that the game was initially set for a September release but was pushed a little further because of development issues caused by the pandemic.

Further, it claimed Sony is planning to launch "God of War: Ragnarok" in November.