Eagle eyed gamers picked up on the inclusion of the game's name in composer Timothy Williams' online resume. The musician has since confirmed the game's existence to Joystiq, telling the website that he is "working on [the game] in the capacity of orchestrations and some additional music" but that Tyler Bates is the title's main composer, and should be listed as such.
Hilariously, Joystiq's reached out to Tyler Bates for an additional comment. Given the rate at which the game is leaking, we wouldn't be surprised if ol' Batesy revealed the game's conclusion in his inevitable response.
Naturally, Sony's issued a big "no comment" in response to the rumours, but we expect the employees of Sony Santa Monica are freaking out right now.
Of course, this is not the first we've heard of God Of War IV. Sony Santa Monica's been posting job positions pertaining to the God Of War franchise on a pretty regular basis, and only last week we got wind of rumours that suggested the game would include online co-op.
It's disappointing when games of this magnitude leak so heavily because it takes some of the sting out of the eventual announcement, but we suppose a new entry in the extremely popular God Of War franchise was always pretty predictable anyway. On the subject of the game itself, we're excited to see where the series goes, but all this talk of online co-op is making us feel uneasy.