Ahead of rumored God of War Ragnarok June news, Cory Barlog asks fans to "please be patient"

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As fans hope for news on God of War Ragnarok with increasing desperation, producer and Santa Monica Studio creative director Cory Barlog is asking them to please be patient.

"Dear all," Barlog says in a tweet, "if it were up to me I would share all the information when I know about it. But it is not up to me. So please, be patient. I promise things will be shared at the earliest possible moment they can be. We make games for you. We get to make games because of you."

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Barlog's tweet comes after rumors of a June 30 announcement for God of War Ragnarok. A few weeks ago, Bloomberg reported that Ragnarok was scheduled to launch in November 2022, and that Sony was "expected to announce the release date later this month."

Last week, newly-popular leaker The Snitch tweeted a God of War gif with the caption "11110" - as that number can be translated to 30 in binary, observers began to expect a Ragnarok announcement on June 30. Serial leaker Tom Henderson appeared to address the rumors on Twitter earlier today, suggesting that if an announcement were to land on June 30, "not even a gameplay trailer" would be part of that announcement.

Barlog has been relentlessly teasing fans over the past month as the rumor mill has grinded away. But earlier this week, he jokingly tweeted that "nothing I say ever means anything. I am a meat popsicle." Does that defuse rumors or make them worse? At this point, I have no idea.

In response to a fan saying that the community had been patient for Ragnarok news over the past nine months, Barlog said, "I hear you. Wish I could fix that today. Know that I and the team are trying to fix that asap."

There are plenty of big upcoming PS5 games outside of Ragnarok.

Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.