A DLC for Santa Monica Studio’s God of War Ragnarok will be announced at the end of the year. That’s according to the Spanish website Areajugones.
A God of War Ragnarok DLC or half-sequel/spin-off has been rumoured previously. The Arejugones report first mentions that this is a DLC. However, later in the report they surmise that the DLC or expansion could become a “medium-sized game”, or a half-sexual if you like. Something akin to Spider-Man Miles Morales or Uncharted The Lost Legacy.
Both of these games can be considered half-sequels or spin-offs as they are not as big in length or scope as full games. And did not have the series’ main character as playable.
God of War Ragnarok DLC or Spin-off is a reality report claims
The Areajugones report cites reliable sources close to Sony who have provided information about this DLC. “The thing is that I got a few minutes ago a whiff of sources close to Sony whose data I have been able to contrast and corroborate in such a way that, in the absence of official confirmation from the company, I can say that they come from a reliable place.” The report states (Machine translated from Spanish.)
As this information has apparently come from a reliable source close to Sony, the report believes that the DLC or spin-off game will become a reality. Areajugones believes that the DLC or spin-off will be announced at the end of this year, possibly at the upcoming The Game Awards 2023 show.
My personal opinion is that a God of War Ragnarok spin-off is very likely. With a smaller game, it will take less time to develop and cost less to develop. A standalone game is probably more beneficial to get people into the franchise. With a DLC, you would need to already own the game to play it. But with a standalone spin-off game, well you wouldn’t.
I guess we’ll need to wait until December 7th when The Game Awards is broadcast to see if this report comes to fruition.