Rumors are swirling that Sony will go to host its E3-equivalent, PlayStation State of Play, presentation soon. Sony itself has not officially announced any such event, so fans should keep their expectations low, but the rumors and “leaks” just keep rolling in.
Although the tentatively titled God of War: Ragnarök was initially said to be releasing later this year, the game was eventually delayed until 2022
– a choice made by director Cory Balrog himself.
Since then, his studio has received nasty messages from upset “fans” but he and his staff are committed to making sure that Ragnarök is that the top-tier gaming experience players expect when it finally is prepared to launch on both the PS4 and PS5.
Now, fans might get a chance to see the next God of War in action sooner than they thought.
God of War: Ragnarök Reveal
News about God of War: Ragnarök gameplay premiering at this PlayStation event comes by way of Nick Baker. In recent months, Baker has been a reliable industry insider who had scoops associated with several announcements ahead of time.
Baker shared on social today that he has heard the primary gameplay footage from God of War: Ragnarök will be shown off whenever the PlayStation event does end up taking place.
I’m being told we’ll see our first gameplay of the new God of War at Sony’s show too. Will be exciting to see.
— Nick (@Shpeshal_Nick) June 26, 2021
All We Know About the Game
At this moment in time, we’ve seen essentially nothing of God of War: Ragnarök. The game was first revealed last year via a teaser trailer that showed off the God of War logo alongside the words “Ragnarök Is Coming“.
This is why many fans have taken to calling the sequel God of War: Ragnarök while Sony itself has said that this is not the official title of the game.
Little is known about the game’s plot as of yet but it’s said to be centered around the titular final battle of Nordic lore, with Kratos going head-to-head with the God of Thunder himself, Thor Odinson. Additionally, Kratos’ son Atreus may well be fully playable within the new game, with Santa Monica Studio concept artist Samuel Matthews entertaining the thought on a recent podcast.
What Can We Expect?
2018’s God of War reboot was met with high praise for its slower, close-up combat and exploration. It’ll be interesting to see how it evolves in God of War: Ragnarök, especially given the ways that the haptic feedback and dynamic triggers of the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller could potentially raise the burden and power of Kratos’ trusty weapons.
So far, Nick Baker’s speculation is simply that – the PlayStation State of Play event that this reveal is said to take place at doesn’t even have an official date yet – but it would make sense for Sony to show off one of its most anticipated exclusives during its virtual E3 substitute.
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