God of War: Ragnarok went gold a month before its release, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio announced on Twitter.
“We are delighted to announce that God of War: Ragnarok has turned gold,” the studio said in his twitter page, before thanking fans and their partners “for supporting us over the course of development.” He finished by mentioning that we’re “almost at launch and can’t wait for you to play.”
A game going gold in 2022 doesn’t have quite the same meaning it used to. In previous years, it referred to the creation of a “gold master,” which is a finalized version of software that is shipped to manufacturers to create disks, cartridges, and other physical forms of media.
It used to mean the game was done, but in the digital age of live service and constant updates, the job doesn’t end here for Santa Monica Studio. The game will likely continue to be in development before release, and after release it will receive updates, patches, and bug fixes, no doubt.
We are delighted to announce that #GodofWarRagnarok has turned gold!
On behalf of SMS and all of our partners, thank you fans for supporting us during development. We’re about to launch and we can’t wait for you to play on November 9th! 💙 pic.twitter.com/vptHyKJ1JP
— Santa Monica Studio – God of War Ragnarök (@SonySantaMonica) October 7, 2022
After the game was delayed due to Kratos’ voice actor Christopher Judge dealing with health issues, the studio has had an extended period of time to work on God of War: Ragnarok ahead of its November 9 release date.
Recently, God of War: Ragnarok A new trailer was revealed, which spoke of a plot for the new installment. “Atreus hungers for knowledge to help him understand ‘Loki’s’ prophecy, as Kratos struggles to break free from the past and be the father his son needs,” he said.
New details for the revamped combat system were also announced last month, with new elemental attacks and a redesign for Kratos’ iconic shield.
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