“God of War: Ragnarok” Reportedly Launched Two Days Early

According to reports, “God of War: Ragnarok” ‘s release date was originally set for November 11, but last-minute adjustments moved it up two days to November 9.
According to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who followed up on a story about the game’s November launch from earlier in the year by discussing the game’s release pipeline in a recent Resetera thread (opens in new tab). According to Schreier, Sony originally planned to announce a November 11 “God of War: Ragnarok” release date this month but changed plans last-minutely, which ironically contributed to the recent reveal of the game’s unofficial release date.

Unofficially, because despite numerous reports and alleged leaks claiming otherwise, Sony never actually stated when it would provide more information on God of War: Ragnarok. In fact, Schreier reiterates this claim here. This trend sparked a wildly out-of-control rumor mill that ultimately led to nothing but unhealthy and unrealistic expectations, but at least the situation gave rise to some genuine Cory Barlog jokes.
Schreier was quick to dispel rumors that Sony changed the release date to avoid conflict with Starfield, which was initially scheduled for November 11 before being postponed to 2023. Instead, Schreier cited general logistics as the driving force. Given the timeline and assuming “God of War: Ragnarok” ‘s release date was recently changed, it seems unlikely that overlap with Starfield would have been the reason. Starfield and Redfall were both delayed in early May.