Retailer ships a copy of God of War Ragnarok 2 weeks ahead of release

Retailer ships a copy of God of War Ragnarok 2 weeks ahead of release

God of War (2018)’s game director Cory Barlog recently sent an angry tweet in which he aired his annoyance at copies of Santa Monica Studio’s upcoming game, God of War Ragnarok, being available for download two weeks before its scheduled release. Pre-ordered copies were reportedly sent ahead of schedule by a certain store, resulting in spoilers being made public.

Given that God of War Ragnarok is arguably the most anticipated video game release of 2022, players may wish to avoid social media during the coming weeks to avoid viewing any spoilers. Both digital and print editions of the game, which is due out on November 9, 2022, are presently up for pre-order.

Barlog expressed the team’s joint disappointment, but a significant chunk of the gaming community took issue with one aspect of his post. Specifically, the passage that discussed the benefits of having merely an installer on the game’s physical versions.

The first tweet by Barlog made reference to the recent finding that Call of Duty Modern Warfare II physical editions only included an installation for console download. This indicates that the game doesn’t actually contain any of the game itself, only the contents of the installer.

Despite the irony of Barlog’s remarks, many gamers found the idea of digital games being supplied in that manner offensive. The filmmaker afterwards expressed regret for his remark and indicated that he was only venting his frustration about the incident and does not support a future like this. There is a significant likelihood that subreddits and YouTube will be overflowing with footage from the game even though it is still a few weeks away.

The longevity, or lack thereof, of digital games has been one of the most divisive issues in the business. There have been several unsettling reports in recent years about publishers removing games from digital platforms, whether or not the player had previously paid them.

While the physical release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was unusual and not the norm, it may easily become the standard within the next few years. Although there is now no distinction between the physical and digital editions of the game, it has already drawn a lot of criticism from players.

On November 9, the video game God of War Ragnarok will be released; it is a cross-gen title, therefore it will be playable on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Fans who are anticipating the game may wish to avoid Youtube for the next few weeks and mute specific game-related phrases on social media.