Sony’s Santa Monica studio has released an official statement regarding the leaks surrounding its upcoming game God of War Ragnarok. God of War Ragnarok is set to launch on November 9, less than two weeks away. Retailers are already getting their supplies from the game, and some of those retailers, unfortunately, seem to have broken the on-sale date and there are copies of God of War Ragnarok to be sold. The result is God of War Ragnarok spoilers shared online.
God of War Ragnarok is a story-rich game. Much like its predecessor, it revolves around the relationship between the protagonist Kratos and his son, Atreus. The events of the first God of the war led directly to the prophesied Ragnarok, with Kratos and Atreus at the center of the apocalypse. The events of the game will see Kratos encounter Norse gods, including Thor and former ally Freya. Needless to say, there is a lot to spoil in the game that could spoil the experience for players.
Santa Monica Studio is understandably unhappy with the situation. A statement on Twitter explains that its priority is to help “preserve the experience of God of War Ragnarok” for those who want to discover the game for the first time without spoilers. It ensures God of the war fans that the game will be worth the wait when God of War Ragnarok arrives on November 9 and shares a message of thanks to those who have shown their support during this difficult time.
That doesn’t mean Santa Monica Studio isn’t acting on the problem, though. He says he is working aggressively to minimize the exposure of “unauthorized” footage and screenshots of God of War Ragnarok, allegedly using DMCAs to get the content taken offline. Additionally, it encourages players to disable and filter related keywords and hashtags. God of War Ragnarok on social media for the next two weeks.
Santa Monica Studio’s final request is that for those who end up being spoiled, intentionally or by accident, not to spread the leak any further than it has already gone. There will be bad actors involved in spreading spoilers in an effort to ruin people’s experience with it. God of War Ragnarok. But those who get a glimpse of something can do others a favor by helping to prevent it from spreading.
How God of War Ragnarok copies arrived so early in nature is a matter Sony and retailers will need to resolve in time. Clearly, this is an unacceptable situation and steps must be taken to ensure this does not happen again. God of War Ragnarok Producer Cory Barlog has gone so far as to wonder if it’s time for the discs to just include the installers rather than the full game in the future, though he’s admittedly quite disappointed with the situation. Hopefully the spoilers will be contained and everyone can enjoy them God of War Ragnarok as it was foreseen.
God of War Ragnarok releases November 9 on PS4 and PS5.
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