God Of War Ragnarok Gameplay Shown Alongside Accessibility Features

God Of War Ragnarok Gameplay Shown Alongside Accessibility Features
Images via Santa Monica Studio

Written by 

Joseph Kime


20th May 2022 09:25

God of War Ragnarok might be one of the last real big releases of the year after a slew of cancellations and pushbacks - but frankly, Kratos and Atreus have earned that spotlight. The 2018 God of War reboot vastly exceeded its core series in popularity and blew fans away by transforming a hack-and-slash brute into a sincere reflection of fatherhood.

Now that a God of War sequel is on the way, fans can't wait to see where the story about the God of War takes him and "boy" next. There were worries that the game could get itself pushed back too, what with the sad ongoing trend of games fumbling their release date. Thankfully, reassurance is here thanks to some fresh God of War gameplay.

What Does The God Of War Gameplay Reveal? 

Taking a lot of fans by surprise, PlayStation has revealed a huge amount of accessibility options for the upcoming God of War Ragnarok to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. A brand-new blog post from Santa Monica Studio has detailed what the team has done to make the game accessible to everyone.

Promoting God of War Ragnarok's accessibility to all, the developer revealed all the options for fully customisable subtitles and captions, a directional indicator that displays in-game sounds, new audio cues to indicate prompts, and a very bright high-contrast mode.

These details have come alongside short videos that reveal how they look, with the subtitles taking the front seat. Interestingly, the clips have come with snippets of a conversation shared between Kratos and Atreus, with the God of War refusing to "stop thinking like a father for a moment and start thinking like a General."


When Is God of War: Ragnarok Coming Out?

God of War Ragnarok gameplay reveals are all well and good, but there are still no concrete plans for a God of War Ragnarok release date. Still, it's set to officially launch in 2022. Though we don't know exactly when, it's expected to be later this year, with an October/November window being suggested by rumours and speculation.

Despite worries that Ragnarok could be pushed back, this new revelation does wonders for suggesting it won't be the case. It'd be a great shout for PlayStation and Santa Monica to make sure that the AAA title launches this year, especially as so many games will miss their deadlines. Finally, it could mean that God of War's return could be truly as massive as it deserves to be.


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