God Of War Ragnarok

It sounds like God of War Ragnarok was actually set to release on the 11th November before the date was moved forward to the 9th November, as per the official announcement from a couple of weeks ago. How do we know? Well, apparently, quickly deleted tweets from official PlayStation accounts included the 11/11/22 release date, but people managed to grab screenshots before they were deleted. Whoops!

Of course, 11/11/22 was also the release date for Xbox and PC exclusive Starfield, which was delayed to the first half of 2023 back in May. Immediately, people started to wonder whether Ragnarok's date had somehow been moved because of Bethesda's open world blockbuster. As previously reported, the Ragnarok release date announcement was actually delayed at the last minute, suggesting that a sudden change in plans had occurred behind the scenes.

But does this really have anything to do with Starfield? Probably not, according to the ever-informative Jason Schreier, who wrote on ResetEra: "I heard after the announcement that it was indeed planned for 11/11/22, and that the sudden release change to 11/9/22 was why they bumped back the announcement from June 30 to the week after. Not 100% sure why they moved it. I think it was more of a logistical thing rather than anything to do with Starfield."

Obviously that would make sense given the aforementioned Starfield delay — which Sony would have taken into consideration long before committing Ragnarok to a specific date. It'll be interesting to see whether we hear anything more on the matter over the coming months.

Do you have any ideas as to why God of War Ragnarok's release date might have been moved? Raise an eyebrow in the comments section below.

[source resetera.com, via reddit.com]