Update: God of War: Ragnarok might not be the game's official title after all, as Sony has updated its presentation slides.
As you can see from the tweet below, God of War: Ragnarok's logo has disappered to be replaced by a simple God of War one.
We'll have to wait for official comment on Sony before we find out whether or not the original logo was an accident or not.
Sony has now updated the image to use the official God of War logo. Rather than the fan made God of War: Ragnarok logo, which was causing confusion yesterday. https://t.co/eqSGOuz4fn pic.twitter.com/3ZTbQ4QHfUMay 27, 2021
Original: God of War: Ragnarok could be the official title after a logo appeared during a Sony IR presentation.
As part of Sony's financial presentation (Thanks, Imran Khan (opens in new tab)) it seems that the official name for the sequel to God of War has been revealed. The slide seemingly confirms that the official title for the PlayStation exclusive is called God of War: Ragnarok after the logo was alongside other first-party titles from Sony.
The Ragnarok portion of the title has been adapted by many after "Ragnarok is coming" was shown during the game's debut last year. But there's some confusion around whether it's the official logo.
So, uhI guess God of War: Ragnarok is the official title of the next GOW game. From Sony's IR presentation: pic.twitter.com/0fwfls0viKMay 26, 2021
Khan highlights a Google search that found a YouTube thumbnail from April (opens in new tab) of this year with the same logo displayed. Of course, while it looks similar, fans of the title have been creating their own similar edits since last year (opens in new tab).
The game's director, Cory Barlog tweeted what appears to be a reaction GIF (opens in new tab) roughly around the same time the news started to spread on Twitter. However, with no context could Barlog be reacting to a possible leak, or could it be a reaction to the fact it's not official at all?
pic.twitter.com/W3TvNQonTdMay 26, 2021
Khan and Gematsu both seem to be speculating that Sony ran a Google image search and pulled a fan-made logo. At the very least, the fact this logo appeared during an official Sony presentation, fan-made or not, does seem to point to the game's official title.
There's plenty to look forward to today though, as we have a Horizon Forbidden West State of Play this evening.