Over the past week God of War: Ragnarok is trending on Twitter, although there is no exact news from developer Sony Santa Monica Studio. Instead, there has just been a series of tweets from “industry insiders” pointing to a potential live game reveal on June 30th. The source of the rumor is mysterious, but now producer Corey Barlog has responded to the growing conversation by asking people to calm down. out and “please be patient” when looking for updates.
It all started on June 23 when Twitter user The Snitch vaguely tweeted god of War GIF with something like binary: “11110”. In decimal, “11110” translates to “30,” which led people in references to The Snitch to assume that some kind of announcement would be made on the 30th of some month. Another “industry insider” named Roberto Serrano repeated the Snitch’s cryptic message on June 24tweeting that Sony will share a new Ragnarok trailer along with a November 18 release date (presumably this year) and the ability to pre-order the game.all June 30th, with a PlayStation Blog post to accompany the reveal. Thus, the rumor mill got out of hand thanks to “industry insiders”. left as well as Correctly claiming that something is happening this Thursday.
Again, neither Sony nor Santa Monica have publicly said anything about Ragnarok. In fact, the last time we officially heard about the game, May blog post describing new accessibility features this should finally do away with the biggest threat to the gamer: tiny text. However, according to Bloomberg reportlooks like the studio is gearing up for a November launch.
However, the game’s producer Corey Barlog had to intervene to put a stop to the recent rampant rumors. In a June 29 tweet, Barlog said he would spill all the tea if he could, but such decisions are beyond his control. Instead, he pleaded, people should just “please be patient” when they ask. Ragnarok updates, promising that “things will be handed over at the earliest possible moment.”
When the comment was reached, The Snitch said Kotaku in private messages on Twitter that any announcement Sony had planned for June 30th had been delayed. They refused to provide information on how they obtained their information other than hinting that they obtained it from the same source as Bloomberg. As a result, The Snitch said the delay made them “more worried” about Ragnarok.
“It was supposed to be a revelation,” Snitch claims. “But Sony delayed it. It wasn’t State of Play or a new gameplay trailer. That’s all I can say. It’s a shame. I’m more interested in the game. To me, that means it’s not polished enough.”
The snitch that somehow predicted in Crisis core remake With same vague tweet, doesn’t care too much about his credibility as an “industry insider”. In any case, they just “open Twitter every once in a while” and think “the game console community is super toxic.” However, The Snitch believes that people like their tweets because they make events like Summer Game Fest “more exciting”.
“I think people love my cryptic tweets and I avoid legal issues because they are just GIFs and random numbers,” Snitch said. “And that is why my tweets are open to speculation. We all know how this industry works and plans change day by day.”
Kotaku reached out to Mr. Klatch, Serrano and Sony for comment.