God of War: Ragnarok: the Sony Santa Monica press release on the penises sent to the developer

God of War: Ragnarok: the Sony Santa Monica press release on the penises sent to the developer

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Sony Santa Monica has released an official statement in response to the case of the penis photos that PlayStation players have sent to a developer in an attempt to extort the release date of God of War: Ragnarok.

"Every person at Santa Monica Studio is working to create a game to be proud of, one that we hope players will enjoy when it launches.

Our fans are inspiring and we understand the passion and the desire for more information. But this passion must not become toxic nor must it cost human dignity.

We celebrate our community by treating others, all players and developers with respect. "

The fact has actually shocked the whole industry a bit, demonstrating for the umpteenth time the immaturity of a large slice of the so-called gamers.

According to various rumors a lot reliable, the announcement of the release date of God of War: Ragnarok was supposed to arrive on June 30, 2022 with a new trailer. It seems that he jumped in anticipation of the controversy over the decision of the US Supreme Court to overturn the without Roe v. Wade, allowing many conservative states to introduce anti-abortion laws.

Many so-called gamers didn't take it well and thought that sending photos of their genitals to a developer might have some effect. Probably they will have organized themselves in some private group on Telegram or similar (there is no certainty about it).

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God of War Ragnarok developers slam toxic fans after release date update

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God of War Ragnarök developers have spoken out against harassment from fans after a heavily-rumoured release date trailer did not release this week.

Industry insiders, including Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, stated that an announcement regarding the highly-anticipated sequel was due just before the end of June, but for an unknown reason it has been delayed.

On June 29, director Cory Barlog asked fans to have a little patience, tweeting: 'Dear all, if it were up to me I would share all the information when I know about it. but it is not up to me. So please, be patient. I promise things will be shared at the earliest possible moment they can be.we make games for you. we get to make games because of you.'

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But Barlog was less calm with people after Sony Santa Monica's Estelle Tigani revealed that people had been sending her inappropriate images in a bid to encourage her to reveal the release date.

An understandably angry Barlog quote-tweeted Tigani and added: 'I cannot believe I even have to say this but don't f**king send dick pics to ANYONE on this team, or anyone in this industry for that matter. They are busting their ass to make something for you to enjoy. Show some f**king respect.'

Meanwhile, story writer Alanah Pearce also said: 'Screaming at people over video game release dates doesn't accomplish anything at all. Even if harassing people did cause them to give you a date (never), you also gain nothing at all by finding out before a team is ready to share.'

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Finally, the official Sony Santa Monica Twitter account said that they 'understand the passion and desire for more information' but that shouldn't mean people should be toxic and disrespectful.

Schreier and other insiders believe that the game is still on track for a November release, but even if it were to get delayed, that would only result in a better game with more polish and less bugs.

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