Grassetti was at the studio for over 10 years, serving as principal artist on God of War (2018) and as art director on God of War Ragnarok.
Issues like certain quests not giving resources or specific armor not being upgraded past level 9 in NG+ have been fixed.
New Game Plus brings new equipment and enchantments, an increased level cap, progression paths, cosmetics, and more.
Ben Prendergast, who portrayed Tyr in the action-adventure title, reportedly said at a recent PAX East panel that his character's story isn't finished yet.
Sony has introduced a 9% discount for the bundle, and is selling it at a price of $509.99 until mid-April.
Dead Space drops to third place after sales fall by 52 percent. Forspoken's sales fell by 83 percent, landing it in 20th place.
Less than three months on from its launch, SIE Santa Monica Studio's acclaimed action-adventure title has sold over 11 million copies.
God of War Ragnarok has started the new year as it ended the previous one, while FIFA 23 hangs on to the No. 2 spot.
Mila Pavlin, who worked on Ragnarok's award-winning accessibility features, praised the Wonder Woman team for its "dedication to accessibility."
In spite of a 29% decline in sales from the previous week, Sony's action-adventure sequel has topped the year's final weekly charts.
The action-adventure title sits at No. 4 in sales of new releases in the region for the year of 2022, behind FIFA, Call of Duty, and Pokemon.
SIE Santa Monica Studio confirms that New Game Plus will be added to the action-adventure title early next year.
Eric Williams, Christopher Judge, and various development team members discuss the community's support up to and after the launch.
The adaptation will be "both incredibly true to the source material, and also compelling on its own," according to Amazon Studios' head of television Vernon Sanders.
"The story that we wanted to tell was this idea of this parent-child unit coming together," said director Eric Williams.
The series has been in production since March, and will serve as an adaptation of the 2018 title, with Cory Barlog serving as executive producer.
The action-adventure title climbs back into pole position, with FIFA 23 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 taking the next two spots.
Infinity Ward's shooter also topped US charts for the month, followed by God of War Ragnarok, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and Sonic Frontiers.
Check out all the details for the newest update to God of War Ragnarok which, alongside adding Photo Mode, also brought a bunch of bug fixes.
The new Photo Mode will allow players to apply facial expressions to characters, make various framing adjustments, apply vignettes, and do much more.
Game director Eric Williams speaks about how he fought to keep one of God of War Ragnarok's biggest fan favourites in the game.
A story completion rate of almost a quarter of all players in just two weeks since the release of God of War Ragnarok is quite impressive.
God of War Ragnarok is the biggest ever launch for a PlayStation first party title, beating the launch sales of The Last of Us Part 2.
God of War Ragnarok game director Eric Williams says he "wouldn't count" on the game getting any post-launch DLC.
Santa Monica Studio's creative director Cory Barlog has addressed a couple of unanswered questions on Twitter that series fans are still curious about.
God of War Ragnarok just got an update. The update doesn't add any new content, however, instead focusing on stability and performance improvements and bug fixes.
Sonic enjoys its biggest Japanese launch since Sonic Adventure 2, while God of War Ragnarok's launch numbers fall below God of War 3 and the 2018 title.
But Ragnarok's game director Eric Williams says he would be happy to keep working exclusively on God of War.
English actor Christopher Judge and various international actors talk about portraying Kratos in Santa Monica Studio's sequel.
A casual conversation between Mimir and Kratos seems to confirm that the latter's appearance in the crossover fighter was part of God of War's canon.
Crashes that occurred after the first boss fight, randomly while playing, and when using the Platinum Wireless Headset should now be fixed.
Increased PS5 sales for the week resulted in Horizon Forbidden West rising to seventh place, with sales up by 141 percent.
Santa Monica Studio's sequel is the second biggest boxed game launch in the UK this year, with 51 percent higher sales than its predecessor.
Stray, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have also been nominated for the Game of the Year category.
SIE Santa Monica Studio and Sony's newest action-adventure title highlights its widespread acclaim in a brief new trailer.
Launch day sales in the UK are already higher than "any other full-week launch sales for other titles in the franchise," says Gfk's Dorian Bloch.
Check out some behind-the-scenes details about how Santa Monica Studio worked on God of War Ragnarok's accessibility options.
The names of some quests, creatures, and abilities are mentioned, so those wary about spoilers before tomorrow's release should take care.
The 3D platformer will add three new delightful costumes to coincide with the highly-anticipated launch of God of War Ragnarok.
God of War Ragnarok is a considerably longer game than its predecessor, no matter how you choose to play it.
Check out all the accessibility options available when God of War Ragnarok launches on November 9th for PS4 and PS5 worldwide.
Each version offers two modes - Favor Performance and Favor Quality. Variable Refresh Rate, High Frame Rate, and native 4K are exclusive to the PS5.
The folks at Santa Monica Studio speak about the process of designing the characters and creatures of the upcoming sequel.
During a recent Q&A on Santa Monica Studio's Discord, combat design lead Mihir Sheth confirmed there "is a way" to achieve a desired look.
Santa Monica Studio asked to be considerate of those "who do not want to accidentally see clips, gameplay, or narrative spoilers."
The highly-anticipated sequel has seen physical copies be shipped out by some retailers over a week ahead of its impending launch.
God of War Ragnarok's launch trailer is brief but packed, hyping up its upcoming November 8 launch for PS5 and PS4.
Details will be revealed for the mode "closer to when we plan to release it," says the developer. The title is out on November 9th for PS4 and PS5.
Along with new abilities for each weapon and drop-down attacks, players can use the Blade Grapple to close the distance on enemies.
Combat designer Mihir Sheth says the upcoming sequel is upping the ante where the brutality of its combat is concerned.
"Sequels are not always going to be as major a step. They're going to be refined, and they're going to be a continuation," says Eric Williams.
"We didn't really feel that we were restricted in any way, because all the goals that we set out to do, we were able to achieve," Sony Santa Monica's Bruno Velazquez says.
Along with new gameplay details courtesy of a recent round of hands-on previews, new screenshots for the highly anticipated sequel have also gone live.
Kratos and Atreus encounter numerous enemies in their journey across the Nine Realms, from Raiders and a Björn to Dreki and Einherjar.
The PS5 version of God of War Ragnarok will come with four graphics options, including a 4K/40 FPS mode.
Learn more about the different moves that Kratos can unleash on foes and how the DualSense's haptic feedback is implemented.
Sony has shared new screenshots showcasing several of the Nine Realms of Norse mythology that players will visit in the game.
That's well over twice as large as God of War (2018), which has a PS4 file size of roughly 45 GB.
Lead writer Richard Gaubert also reveals that there was "a lot" of debate as to whether the Norse Saga should be a trilogy or just two games.
The first episode in the development series discusses the unique ways that Santa Monica Studio filmed various scenes during the pandemic.
Previews will be available on October 21st at 6 AM PDT/9 AM EDT. The sequel is out on November 9th for PS4 and PS5 after recently going gold.
It seems like an update for God of War Ragnarok's PS4 version was recently pushed by SIE Santa Monica Studio, weighing in at 18.4 GB.
The bundle will launch on November 9 alongside the game. A price for the bundle hasn't yet been announced by Sony.
Ahead of its launch next month, developer SIE Santa Monica Studio confirms that it has wrapped up God of War Ragnarok's development.
Sources speaking to insider Tom Henderson have revealed the many different factions, though the role some may play is unknown.
Ahead of its release, it's been rated "M" for Mature due to strong language, blood and gore, impalement, and decapitation via finishers.
A new report claims that God of War Ragnarok's main story will be roughly as long as its predecessor, though its total runtime will add a significant chunk of content.
After having brought God of War to PC, Jetpack Interactive says it's still working on the franchise alongside SIE Santa Monica Studio.
The PlayStation Store has reportedly been updated at the backend with the download size, according to PlayStation Game Size on Twitter.
The limited edition controller will feature a two-tone look, and will sport a bear and wolf insignia representing Kratos and Atreus.
The upcoming action-adventure sequel's newest trailer offers glimpses of dramatic encounters with Thor, Freya, and more.
While Sony hasn't really provided many details on what we can expect to see during its State of Play presentation, reports indicate that it will focus on Japanese developers.
God of War Ragnarok will launch with over 60 accessibility features, with the developers having focused on four key areas- vision, hearing, motor skills, and cognitive understanding.
The realm will be characterized by "technical marvels like mine pits, artificial water channels, and sprawling cities."
The new Weapon Signature Moves, Stonewall Shield, Atreus, and more are showcased over this one-minute and 39-second video.
The action-adventure title is the cover story for Game Informer magazine's next issue, so expect new details and footage soon.
New combat-focused details have been revealed for the highly-anticipated action-adventure sequel.
After hearing that "today should be a good day for Norse Mythology enthusiasts," insider AestheticGamer has since clarified that they "did not hear correctly."
Ahead of the action-adventure sequel's launch in November, Sony has released a new video recapping the 2018 game's story.
Following The Last of Us Part 1 leaks, Xbox Era co-founder Nick Baker says he's received several offers for other leaks, including the next God of War.
Ben Prendergast, who's playing Norse God of War Tyr in the upcoming God of War: Ragnarok, reveals new details on his character's portrayal.
God of War Ragnarok will see Kratos and Atreus "journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers" as "the threat of Ragnarok grows ever closer."
The Standard Edition retails for $60 on PS4 and $70 on PS5 while the Digital Deluxe Edition costs $80. Auto-downloads start on November 2nd.
God of War Ragnarok art director Raf Grassetti says Odin – the head honcho of the Norse pantheon of gods – was the hardest character in the game to design.
According to promotional materials sent out by a UK-based retailer, God of War Ragnarok is targeting 30 FPS at 4K, or 60 FPS at dynamic resolutions upscaled to 4K.
The Yggdrasil cloth map from the recent unboxing video is full of all kinds of interesting details en route to the game's release on November 9th.
Producer Cory Barlog responds to concerns about the sequel trying to hit the holiday quarter following its recent release date announcement.
God of War Ragnarok will have four editions available at launch- Launch Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, Collector's Edition, and Jotnar Edition.
Sony has unveiled a new CG trailer for the highly anticipated action-adventure remake and finally confirmed a release date for it.
"Our fans inspire us, and we understand the passion and desire for more information. But that passion should not be toxic nor come at the expense of any human being's dignity," says SIE Santa Monica S...
Bloomberg's Jason Schreier says a release date/pre-order announcement was planned for yesterday but "bumped at some point last week."
Speculation on God of War Ragnarok's release date indicates a November launch for the game, falling in line with earlier rumours.
Santa Monica Studio's creative director Cory Barlog asks fans to be patient, and assures that the highly anticipated sequel hasn't been delayed.
Insider Tom Henderson says Sony and Santa Monica are "right now preparing to announce something," though it apparently won't be a gameplay trailer.
Jason Schreier, who has previously claimed that God of War Ragnarok is targeting a November launch, insists the game's release date will be announced soon.
An insider with an impeccable track record seems to be indicating that an update for the highly anticipated sequel is coming later this month.
Speaking to three people "familiar with the game's development", Bloomberg's Jason Schreier says a release date announcement is expected this month.
Journalist Jason Schreier says he's heard from another source that the action-adventure sequel is not delayed- though there are still no guarantees.
Firsthand and secondhand sources had not heard "anything about a slip to 2023," according to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier.
Changes made in the PlayStation Network database could potentially be hinting at a Q4 launch window for the upcoming sequel.
God of War Ragnarok is scheduled for a 2022 launch, and its developers have reiterated multiple times that it won't be delayed.
Originally slated to release last year, the PS4 and PS5 title is seemingly one step closer to receiving an official release date soon.
High Contrast Mode, more extensive controller remapping, Travel Assistance, and so on are also some of the 60+ accessibility features.
SIE Santa Monica's highly anticipated sequel is out later this year for PS4 and PS5 but it may be some time before new gameplay is revealed.
Bruno Velazquez – animation director at SIE Santa Monica Studios – provides assurances that God of War Ragnarok is not going to be pushed back into 2023.
"But I guarantee you, the moment, the very second that we have something that we're ready to share, we're going to share it," says Cory Barlog.
This may be the rumored remake of The Last of Us, which Sony Visual Arts Service Group is currently serving as support studio for.
Though many have feared that the highly-anticipated sequel could get delayed, its developers remain confident that it'll launch this year.
Journalist Jason Schreier seems to strongly suggest that the upcoming action sequel, set for a 2022 launch, won't be delayed.
God of War (2018) creative director Cory Barlog say Sony is making decisions on PC ports of PlayStation title on a game-by-game basis.
UX and accessibility lead Mila Pavlin says working on some accessibility features will help "build a better foundation to work off of in future products."
SIE Santa Monica Studio's epic sequel is out in 2022 for PS4 and PS5, and sees Kratos and Atreus preparing for the arrival of Ragnarok.
SIE Santa Monica has confirmed which languages God of War: Ragnarok will feature full localization and text localization for.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan is satisfied about how the PS5 has started off, and more excited about what's still in the pipeline.
Christopher Judge reveals that he needed multiple surgeries, and that Sony Santa Monica waited for his rehabilitation to complete.
Director Eric Williams says that giving players more defensive options is another way the upcoming sequel will allow for more player choice and freedom in combat and progression.
Game director Eric Williams says the upcoming sequel will bring back some of "the greatest hits of things" that its predecessor "didn't get to."
Cory Barlog says a single story spanning three games over roughly fifteen years would have been "too stretched out."
Hrist and Gna will be appearing while Odin's Einherjar also seemingly join the conflict against Kratos when Ragnarok arrives next year.
Don't expect every realm in God of War: Ragnarok's world to be completely frozen over- but do expect to see plenty of that in Midgard.
God of War: Ragnarok will give players a lot more tools to use during combat, and enemies, at the same time, will be more challenging as well.
Narrative director Matt Sophos confirms that the entire game will be a single camera shot from beginning to end, just like the 2018 instalment.
Familiar faces like Kratos, Atreus, and Freya, and new characters like Thor, Tyr, Angrboda, and more are shown off in new artwork.
The upcoming sequel will be the conclusion to the Norse saga of God of War, suggesting that the series could move on to new mythologies next.
Bear McCreary, who also composed God of War (2018)'s music, has confirmed that he'll be returning for God of War: Ragnarok.
Several new details on the game's combat, world, story, and more have also been revealed.
After all this time, Sony has confirmed that the next God of War game is indeed called God of War: Ragnarok, and showed plenty of new gameplay.
God of War creator David Jaffe has said in a new video that based on what he's heard, the next God of War game will be around 40 hours long.
It's been claimed that at the upcoming PlayStation event on September 9, we'll get out first look at the unnamed God of War sequel.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan seemingly suggests in a new interview that the next God of War title might be out around Summer of 2022.
Horizon Forbidden West will also receive more trailers and a release date this Summer according to an insider on Reddit.
Though a Sony event has yet to be announced, a new rumour claims that whenever it happens, it will feature the gameplay debut of the next God of War game.
The recent God of War: Ragnarok announcements sparked vile and abusive comments from some, leading to director Cory Barlog speaking out.
As was Guerrilla Games' Horizon Forbidden West- although the decision to make Gran Turismo 7 was allegedly only recently made.
The title has been pushed back to ensure that Sony Santa Monica can "deliver the amazing God of War game that we all want to play."
Sony clears up some recent confusion and confirms that an official title for the upcoming sequel is still yet to be confirmed.
Director Cory Balrog says to "trust that it's what's best for everyone."
Beau Anthony Jimenez has also worked on games like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Destiny 2, and more.
The SIE CEO and president currently has little to say on the matter.
Kratos kindly asks that you prepare yourself.
Next-gen won't require developers to "go back to square one," as per Cory Barlog.
Unsurprisingly, it seems like recent rumour of an imminent reveal are false.
SIE Santa Monica Studio looking to staff up- probably for a God of War sequel.