God of War Ragnarök is one of the most popular upcoming games, and since its CGI trailer was released the excitement around the game has increased. Insiders in the industry were expecting the game to get delayed but Sony has announced the 11th of November as its release date later this year.
The fans got very anxious, and rightfully so. The game had been in development for a long time, and it felt like it is not getting the attention it deserves from Sony itself. That is a big statement, but after reading this news article, you will also feel the same way.
Sony filed for a trademark of “GOD OF WAR RAGNAROK” a while back, which is when the title of this game was confirmed. Yet, just recently, it seems that Sony failed to fulfill some applications, which has resulted in a notice of abandonment for this trademark.
These are the details on the notice, and it clearly says that due to Sony’s lack of response to their application, the trademark is now abandoned. The only way to fix this is to give proof of how the abandonment was unintentionally done.
The rumours of the game being delayed were put to bed by Sony’s announcement but maybe the surfacing of the rumours was due to the attitude of Sony which seems full of negligence. This claim of ours is further solidified by the trademark blunder from them.
Regardless, it has been a few weeks since the abandonment, and it is about time Sony did something to fix this. But does it mean that they have entirely abandoned the title itself? No, it does not mean that they will most likely fix it soon.
There will likely be nothing to worry about since the game has been announced. Microsoft did something similar with Fable and Everwild, which was sorted out in the end. Moreover, they still have the trademark “God of War” from 2004, with the following details:
GOD OF WAR
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: COMPUTER GAME SOFTWARE AND VIDEO GAME SOFTWARE. FIRST USE: 20050322. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050322
Serial Number 76585993
If you are unfamiliar with the game, it is the ninth installment of the series and a sequel to the original God of War 2018. It takes much of its inspiration from Norse Mythology and is set in ancient Scandinavia. Our beloved main character Kratos and his son Atreus have embarked on their journey.
The signature word “Ragnarök” depicts the end in Norse Mythology. So we might see many gods dying, as was foretold in the previous game when Kratos killed Baldur. If you are interested in the game, you can check out the snippet of the gameplay we managed to get and more about past rumors.
Let us know your thoughts below, as we are eager to learn how this attitude of Sony is perceived by the audience.