After the announcement that God of War: Ragnarok was postponed to 2022 and that it is a cross-gen title, many users have started storming Sony Santa Monica members of offensive messages and of threats real.
Strangely, but not too much, many have lashed out at the poor Alanah Pearce, one of the latest arrivals of the studio, which obviously cannot be blamed for the postponement of the game. Already at the announcement of the start of her career as a screenwriter in Sony Santa Monica, many had offended her in various ways as a woman (we leave you to imagine the accusations that were made against her). Now it is almost taken as a scapegoat for being late. It should be emphasized that other developers have also received offenses and threats, so she is not alone in this, but there has been a particular fury on her.
Cory Barlog, the game director of God of War and God of War: Ragnarok, immediately intervened condemning the mistreatment of his collaborators, standing up in defense of anyone who has been the target of insults due to the postponement, including Pearce, and inviting the keyboard lions to offend him instead of the others, because it is he who has decided (after all he is the boss).
Raf Grassetti, the art director of God of War, also spoke on the subject, who underlined how the words used to offend the developers denote a strong sexism. According to him, they are attacks on women as such and have nothing to do with gambling.
What to add? We always regret seeing such situations linked to what should be above all a joyful activity, that is video games. In particular, it should be stressed again that it is simply absurd to blame Pearce, who is a junior screenwriter, certainly not a Sony Santa Monica executive, and who therefore has no decision-making power on ports or referrals.