Cory Barlog shared a quick status update
One of the modern PlayStation greats, God of War (2018), turned four years old today! In a video message from Cory Barlog, the director thanked fans for showing up — “it is your support that allows us to keep doing the things that we love to do” — and spoke about the incoming sequel, God of War Ragnarok, which is still scheduled for a 2022 release.
Four years? The passage of time is scary, isn’t it?
4 years ago, God of War (2018) released! We’re grateful to all of you who joined Kratos and Atreus on their journey, and we’re so proud of the team who worked to bring it to life.
While we’re not ready to share an update about what comes next, here’s a quick message from Cory! pic.twitter.com/Z5PHpKQppY
— Santa Monica Studio – God of War Ragnarök (@SonySantaMonica) April 20, 2022
“God of War Ragnarok, the elephant in the room,” began Barlog. “We haven’t said a lot about this — that’s because everybody [at Sony Santa Monica] is heads down, hard at work. We are perfectionists. Everyone is tightening up the graphics on level three.”
“There is so much going on right now that I just wish that we could share it with you,” he continued — but God of War Ragnarok is “just not ready to be shown.”
“I guarantee you the moment — the very second that we have something that we’re ready to share — we’re going to share it. Because we don’t want to hold any of this back. So, please, hold tight, know that something cool is coming, and that everybody here at [Sony Santa Monica] is so incredibly thankful for all of the support that you’ve given us.”
Barlog closed his remarks with a smirk: “All right… have a good 4/20.”
Prior to this “we’re still at it” check-in, our last major update on God of War Ragnarok was in September 2021, when we saw three minutes of frigid game footage at a PlayStation Showcase. At the time, there were concerns that Ragnarok wouldn’t be a big enough shakeup, which is natural with so little info to go on and so much space for speculation.
Given God of War (2018)’s smash success and continued adoration — and all the hard work that went into figuring out how to even reboot this series — expectations are high. We’ll see how the dust settles later this year, assuming the release window sticks.
I can’t wait to be reunited with the Boy.