Producer and creative director Cory Barlog continues to troll desperate fans for news on God of War Ragnarok.
Between the normal life and family tweets this week, you know, because game developers are humans with interests beyond the games they make, Barlog has been making tweets that can only be described as trolling. In response to a fan who said “I hope we hear from the game very soon”, Barlog sent out a gif of Nacho Libre nodding without committing (opens in a new tab). In response to another fan lamenting that “no game state was announced,” Barlog offered a The silence of the lambs gif with the text “all good things to those who wait”. (opens in a new tab)
He’s also channeling Kratos himself for some calming rituals, though whether it’s in anticipation of an announcement or an effort at patience amid a sea of desperate fans is unclear.
*breathes in the videogame*….stay……calm…… pic.twitter.com/b9WutESKvNJune 22, 2022
Psychoanalyzing a bunch of tweets like this is pretty silly, but so is responding directly to rumors about a highly anticipated upcoming video game. Balrog has been doing just that all month, previously teasing fans over rumors that Ragnarok had been pushed back to 2023.
A recent report from Bloomberg suggested that God of War Ragnarok is internally scheduled for a November release, with the announcement scheduled for sometime in June. With June winding down fast, fans are parsing seemingly innocuous messages with ever-increasing scrutiny.
A tweet from God of War developer Santa Monica Studio earlier this week wished for a happy birthday to Thor actor Ryan Hurst (opens in a new tab) – and since it included a “Thorsday” joke, some fans interpreted it to mean that Ragnarok State of Play would land on a Thursday. (To be fair, State of Play broadcasts usually take place on Thursdays. There are two more Thursdays in June, for the record.)
a similar happy birthday tweet to Angrboda actress Laya Hayes (opens in a new tab) included the quote “You’ll get your answers. Well, some of them anyway.” That’s a slight paraphrase of the only line Angrboda had in the Ragnarok reveal trailer, but given the amount of speculation over the last month, the line certainly has some additional connotations.
Maybe we can put an end to all this sometime this month. Or maybe we won’t! Who knows? I dont know! Barlog is apparently excited too. (opens in a new tab) about Dragon’s Dogma 2, so maybe you should go play Dark Arisen until we hear more.
Delve into our God of War Ragnarok Guide for everything we know about the game so far.