Cory Barlog Breaks Silence On Floating Ragnarok Leaks; “Just So Disappointing”

The God of War director isn't having any of this anymore.

God of War Ragnarok is bringing the heat like no other installment in the franchise, coming out 4 years after the launch of its novel predecessor. The game is slated for a November 8 release with its review embargo being lifted on November 3. 

Suffice to say, Ragnarok is one of the most anticipated games of this year that did not suffer from one of those unruly delays. The game was announced back in 2021 during PlayStation Showcase along with a bunch of other hard-hitters, such as Spider-Man 2. 

Fast-forward to recent times, however, as the release date of Ragnarok gets closer and closer, more and more leaks seem to squirm out on the internet. Unfortunately, the game is out in the wild already, and some retailers around the world are selling God of War Ragnarok before its official release.

The Rundown: 

  • God of War Ragnarok’s anticipation is through the roof, being the sequel of one of the best PlayStation exclusives of all time. It’s scheduled for a public release on 9 November 2022, which isn’t even two weeks away from the time of writing.
  • However, leaks have started to circulate around regarding the game’s various boss fights, plot twists, and even some of the ending sequences, all thanks to some stores putting up the game early for sale.
  •  Former God of War director Cory Barlog has shed light on this situation and has expressed his disapproval, saying that it’s “just so disappointing.” 

Cory Barlog spearheaded the 2018 God of War himself, making the grand transition of God of War’s previous style of direction to something exceptionally suited to the next-gen hardware of that time more than just a possibility.

Even though he didn’t exactly direct the sequel, Barlog has still played a major role in the development of Ragnarok, as the current directing head of the game, Eric Williams, explained while speaking in an interview on YouTube.

On the flip side, to look at the current state of affairs in the context of God of War Ragnarok, a particular set of people have managed to grab the game early on.

Instead of keeping things to themselves, they’ve instead taken to social media platforms to post the game’s screenshots, gameplay videos, and even end-game parts to spoil the whole game more or less. 

At the present, the r/GamingLeaksAndRumors community on Reddit is loaded to the brim with such leaks. It’s the ultimate self-control test to not head over to the relevant sections and entertain all these buzzing spoilers. No matter what, it’s definitely hard to keep tabs on this innate human attribute—curiosity.

In light of all this, Cory Barlog has spoken out, addressing the whole situation and apologizing that people have to dodge spoilers in order to experience Ragnarok in an unsullied manner. Taking to Twitter, this is what Cory has to say about the scenario in question.

In addition to these statements, Cory’s first tweet begins with something rather controversial that has the people going at him in excess. The God of War helmer says that he can “really understand the benefit of having just an installer on the physical disc.” 

Demonstrating that statement in real life is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which has seemingly been released with only 70 MB of data in its physical edition. The rest of those MBs are to be downloaded in the form of a day zero patch. 

However, in cases like Ragnarok when a much sought-after game gets released before its scheduled release date, the benefit of having an installer would be the incorporation of a lock that would bar people from playing the title before its official launch. It’s pretty convenient in this regard, but not very much so in other contexts. 

Do let us know whether you’re excited about the upcoming action adventure in the comments section ahead. We’ll see you next time!

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John Rooney is a News Writer on eXputer who’s been keeping up with the gaming and technology industries since he was 14. If there’s a buzz in the industry, John’s news report will be among the first you’ll read on the internet. He’s got a Bachelor's in Journalism and has several years worth of experience reporting on the gaming industry. Experience: 6+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Published 200+ News Stories ||

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