The teaser’s exact words were, “Ragnarok is coming,” and wouldn’t you know it, game director Cory Barlog has actually shared this exact phrase in 2019. In a series of Tweets in April last year, Barlog shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the game’s production, along with some development anecdotes, a few struggles and so on.
Barlog’s Twitter thread contained exactly 16 Tweets. The starting letter from each one combine to spell the same sentence: “Ragnarok is coming.” It’s quite brilliant, and too specific to be a coincidence.
Reminiscing about how crazy the last 6 yrs has been so I thought I would create a GOW BTS THREAD of photos + thoughts. Buckle up, gonna’ be long.😁
It all started out as scribbles and notes on a board and a stack of note cards. Big board image is an early breakdown of the story. pic.twitter.com/a1iZB0SllK
— Cory Barlog 🖖 (@corybarlog) April 21, 2019
Of course, at that point in time, Sony Santa Monica may have already started production on the next God of War, so it’s not hard to imagine that Barlog’s thread may have been the first official acknowledgement that the next game is in the works. The veteran director previously said that his ideas for DLC were too ambitious, so it’s possible some of those made it into the upcoming sequel.
The new God of War does not even have an official title yet, but it’s coming to PS5 in 2021.