The God of War Ragnarok unveils drama, explained

Anticipation for God of War Ragnarok has peaked lately. Over the past four weeks we’ve seen lag noise quashed as whispers of a release date took its place, all with some playful social media posts from Sony Santa Monica’s Cory Barlog thrown in as an encore – the News Machine of God of War is looking like a whack-a-mole closet lately. It’s all a bit confusing, so here’s a quick timeline to bring you up to speed.

Before Summer Game Fest even started, a prominent leaker teased that we might announce a release date at the show. What actually happened was a Twitter account sharing PSN database updates revealing that the God of War Ragnarok placeholder release date was pushed back from September 30th to December 31st, causing panic.