God Of War Ragnarök story leak is ‘f***ing stupid’ says producer
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 31
God of War Ragnarök – time to pull a Kratos and go live in isolation in the wilderness (pic: Sony)

Some retailers have shipped Ragnarök early, and Cory Barlog is frustrated that fans have to avoid spoilers for over a week.

One of the annoying things about the release of a high-profile game like is that it doesn’t take long for some people to beat it and then immediately share images and videos of late game moments, thus spoiling it for everyone else.

God Of War Ragnarök’s situation is even worse, though. While the game is not scheduled to release until November 9, some retailers have already shipped out copies early.

That may be a good turn of fortune for those lucky enough to get their copy but those same people have begun sharing spoilers online a whole week before everyone else can play it. A fact that’s left the game’s producer Cory Barlog very upset.

‘Sorry to everyone that you have to dodge the spoilers if you want to play the game fresh. Completely f***ing stupid you have to do this,’ he tweeted. ‘This is not at all how any of us at Santa Monica Studio wanted things to go.’

He doesn’t name and shame any of the retailers in question, but he does call the situation ‘.’

Barlog even initially suggested it would’ve been better if God Of War Ragnarök’s physical release didn’t actually include the game itself, just the launcher.

This would’ve meant anyone who did get their copy early wouldn’t be able to play it until the download for the full game became playable. Although that would come with its own set of problems, since you’d then need an internet connection to play a single-player adventure and it would mean there’s essentially nothing on the disc.

Barlog’s comment was perhaps spurred by the recent release of . Its physical release contains , meaning it’s just a license to prove you own it; the actual full game needs to be downloaded.

Although Modern Warfare 2 is a predominantly online game, you still can’t access its offline single-player campaign without an internet connection.

The idea of needing to connect online to access offline components is obviously not a popular one, and Barlog’s comment received some pushback even amongst the most sympathetic.

Barlog later admitted that his comment was born more of frustration, adding that he doesn’t want game-less discs any more than his audience.

‘To be clear, I was expressing my frustration in the first tweet. Not advocating for that at all. Not the future I want as a gamer or dev,’ he wrote.

God Of War Ragnarok (actually) launches on November 9 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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