IS THE God of War 4 release date set to arrive on PS4 in 2017?
God of War 4 release date set for shock 2017 PS4 launch?
That’s the question being posed for an apparent leak concerning the highly-anticipated title coming to the PlayStation 4 platform sooner than first thought.
The God of War 4 release date may have been set for 2017, according to a recently discovered Twitter mention.
Christopher Judge, the actor who will be voicing main character Kratos has the voiceover job listed in his bio.
What’s interesting is that is has the year 2017 in brackets next to it, leading some to believe God of War 4 may be with us sooner than we thought.
With the project having already been in development for a number of years, it stands to reason that a 2017 launch is possible.
But like any sideways piece of information found on the internet, there could be multiple explanations.
It’s likely that the 2017 reference is pointed to Judge performing the voice acting this year, rather than confirming a release for after E3 2017.
Games director Cory Barlog confirmed back in 2016 that his team had plans beyond God of War 4.
Barlog (who’s well known for being fairly active on Twitter with fans) revealed some pretty big pieces of information about where the series is headed.
One fan asked whether the reboot could be the start of a whole new saga or trilogy for Kratos, which Barlog pretty much flat out acknowledged.
It was also revealed during another exchange that God of War 4 started life over three years ago, way back in 2013, which again was confirmed from Barlog himself.
And while we cannot say for sure when the game will definitively release on the PS4 or PS4 Pro, it does at least give us some indication that game could be nearing the end of it’s development cycle, with most typical AAA game taking roughly three years.
Using the same way in which Naughty Dog allowed players to experience Crash Bandicoot in Uncharted 4, Balrog also hasn’t ruled out the God of War studio remaking old levels with their new engine.
“Maybe [players could end up playing scenes from previous games in the new engine in God of War], I don’t know,” he said in an interview with with EPN dotTV.