It seems as if the cat might be out of the bag when it comes to God of War’s release date. Earlier today, a foreign games website listed God of War for sale, and not only listed the general information, but also revealed that the game would be releasing on May 23, 2018.
The website, Gamescom – an online retail store based in Greece – put the listing up for the game earlier today (via VG24), and while this has to be taken with a grain of salt, it does fit in with the traditional release structure of the God of War games.
Normally, the games land sometime in March, and Sony has given the upcoming entry an “early 2018” release window, so a late May release wouldn’t be entirely out of the picture.
In case you missed it, make sure to check out our preview of the latest God of War iteration from this years E3:
God of War is back, and it has brought with it some fresh ideas. Not only in gameplay, with a helper character, truly defensive options, and the removal of blatant button prompts. But also in the world from which this game’s mythology is drawn from. Kratos continues to struggle despite a lengthy period of self-imposed isolation. Meanwhile, his son appears to be just as willing and able to conquer his fears and vanquish enemies as Kratos. Yet there remain so many unanswered questions: what is in that satchel Kratos is seen handing to Atreus? What happened to Kratos while he was away from the world? Who was Atreus’ mother? Or that woman talking to him? By leaving these things unanswered, Sony Santa Monica has left us all talking amongst ourselves, awaiting with a near fever-pitch level of anticipation, for what looks to be another solid entry in this venerable series.
It is still too early to call this game, but what we’ve seen is as promising as any of the other strong God of War games. Watch this space for more God of War E3 coverage to come, including a one-on-one interview with Cory Barlog to dive a little deeper into the development of this new direction for the franchise.
God of War is slated to launch sometime in 2018.