The follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed PS4 exclusive was first announced at the PS5 September 2020 event. At the time all that was revealed was a short teaser trailer which revealed the God of War logo and the tagline “Ragnarok is coming”. That brief announcement was enough to send hype levels through the roof though, as another blockbuster PlayStation exclusive was confirmed.
And it looks like PS5 gamers could be getting their first look at Cory Barlog’s next offering during the upcoming PS5 September event.
This news comes courtesy of @Shpeshal_Nick, the XboxEra co-founder who has leaked plenty of accurate information in the past – including the inclusion of Final Fantasy 7 Remake in a PS Plus line-up earlier this year.
In the aftermath of the PlayStation Showcase announcement today the XboxEra Podcast co-host shared a screengrab of a conversation the leaker had with a source.
The name of the person Shpeshal_Nick was contacting had been redacted.
In the conversation the XboxEra podcaster asked: “Just checking again, God of War gonna be there?”
To which their contact simply replied: “Yes”.
Elsewhere, VGC editor in chief Andy Robinson has heard there will be some “super” announcements at the next PlayStation event.
Robinson tweeted: “I’ve been told there are some super announcements in this.”
The PlayStation Showcase for September 2021 will be taking place on Thursday September 9 at 9pm BST.
Sony has said the broadcast will last for around 40 minutes and will have news from PlayStation Studios as well as industry-leading devs.
The PlayStation UK Twitter posted: “Save the date!
“PlayStation Showcase 2021 broadcasts live next Thursday.
“Get a sneak peek at the future of PS5, with updates from PlayStation Studios and industry-leading devs. Hope to see you there!”
While in a blog post Sid Shuman, the senior director of SIE Content Communications, added: “Tune in next Thursday, September 9 at 1:00pm Pacific Time / 9:00pm BST / 10:00pm CEST for a look into the future of PS5. The Showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes and include updates from PlayStation Studios and some of the industry’s most imaginative developers, for games releasing this holiday and beyond. And stick around after the presentation to get more updates from some of the studio teams featured in the Showcase.
“One thing to note: PlayStation’s next generation of VR won’t make an appearance this time. But there will still be plenty of great PS5 games from developers large and small. We hope you can join us!”