Cory Barlog noted that the process was excruciating- but that, thankfully, it did end up being something that the team was able to stay on top of.
I really feel for these devs who have to work hard not to have stuff leaked in their games. Sounds like a massive headache and with the size of dev teams these days, its always hard. Luckily GoW didnt really suffer that badly from leaks apart from the street date being broken for the retail copies of games.
Leaks are a common thing these days, its so easy to put things out there now that everyone is connected. All we can do is to look away as soon as we spot one. As for people like Barlog all they can do is run a tight ship and hope for the best. But lets not forget that intentional leaks are a thing to.
Unfortunately, dummies with their little "look at me" YouTube thumbnails and titles couldn't care less about spoilers.
Got a certain, major reveal spoiled cause of that...
I think I know which one you mean. For some reason it was always that same videoclip with a thumbnail of the final boss fight that showed up in recommended videos. YT really should have an active anti-spoilers team taking down those videos.
That’s the nature of the beast, unfortunately. You pretty much have to avoid the internet for the couple leading up to any major game launch.
Yeah i screwed up watching a review for gow on youtube...one review abd instantly my recommended was flooded with spoiler heavy thumbnails and titles, i was so pissed!!!
I will give you a hint...NEVER look at "reviews" on YouTube, infact dont even read reviews on gamingsites, i never do that. I want a fresh and new look at the game and go in with zero info ore reviews..
Final Boss was spoiled because of a thumbnail.
Lol I turned off notifications, that crap popped up on my phone by someone and I wasn’t even subscribed to them! *bling* all Z footage.... 😒😒😒 really ninja?
I had a spoiler sent to me in a PM on N4G by stevivor. GOW seems to have gotten hit more than most games with people trying to ruin the game for other people.
I'm glad he did it though. Someone did a fake spoiler here on N4G a week before release, and I was so mad, lol.
Reason I dislike E3 leaks too. After leaks, publisher X gets accused of failing to reveal anything new because 1-2 weeks before there was a leak revealing that they game would be unveiled there. Take Rage 2. That would have been an awesome E3 surprise. It was still an awesome surprise, but come E3 people are going to watch Bethesda's conference and when they see Rage 2 it's no longer an E3 reveal. Hopefully they have plenty of other surprises in store.
Thats what bugs me aswell...I know it's not their fault but when I sit down and I know the reveals because of leaks, leaks by the way which are plastered everywhere online gaming related that you can't evade, I don't feel that satisfied even though I know that this was supposed to be a big reveal I don't know why studios and publishers don't do a shit load of fake game rumours, made up ones and control the leak narrative rather then seeing it controlled for them. More fake leaks you put out with some good detail, the more people will shrug off the real leaks.
Instagram right now is full of rumour leaks, its why im staying off all social sites
That makes me think of Bloodborne leaked video just before E3. I've seen people say they found Sony E3 disappointing while they don't realise Bloodborne reveal was the megaton
I feel like that’s an understatement. The fact that they kept the BoC under the wraps until the game launched is insane, considering how pretty much everything under the sun gets leaked months ahead of launch these days.
The ESRB rating mentioned "double-chained blades" last year. https://www.google.co.nz/am...
True, but it was still taken with a grain a of salt, and it didn’t reveal that the blades would have such a huge role.
I was lucky enough to avoid all spoilers. I stayed off the internet for a whole week before the game came out and until I finished. I guess you have to be really careful. I feel bad for anyone that had THAT spoilt for them.
Nearly killed him? Come on now.
It's an expression, my guy. Calm down.
I'm not worked up, so there is no need for me to calm down. I'm a retired combat veteran, so hearing someone say something like this makes me smh. I know it's an expression.
It's one thing to craft a masterful game, but it's another thing to make sure your team is loyal and no prying eyes get through.
Well they did an excellent job because when I got those chaos blades I was excited
Hide it until it leaks and then blow the lid off like rage 2 did. No point in killing yourself over it. There will always be somebody willing to shill.
It would have really sucked if the truth about Atreus was revealed before the game even came out.
i remember the game did get leaked a bit before E3 though... wasn't there an image of Kratos with the Axe and everyone called fake on that?
To be honest this game barely had anything worth leaking, there were only a few boss fights and the biggest reveal was SPOILER that you got the Blades of Chaos halfway through. The only other thing he might have been trying to save was the Loki "twist" which felt tacked on and pretty unimportant, same goes for the Mother (Who the player never sees or interacts with) being a Giant. Who cares? The fact that it was a game about Norse mythology and the main boss was a guy with tattoos just so they could save Thor and Odin for a sequel was a little disappointing. Also you saw a bunch of random locations but the places with the most potential (Asgard and Valhalla) were again saved for a sequel. And not one sequence where you fought Vikings or even saw the aftermath of a viking raid, really? Just generic flying blue enemies with wings and identical copies of the white walkers from Game of Thrones. Great game but it wasn't perfect.
I find this amusing coming from Barlog since he’s the one who accidentally leaked the game’s very existence when he had a bit too much to drink and blurted it our during a PSX panel. You could tell by everyone’s reaction that he clearly let the cat out of the bag when he wasn’t supposed to.
Almost killed him? Sounds like something a stuck up teenage brat would say... Overly dramatic much Corey?
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