A new image, published on the official PlayStation Facebook page, has hinted at the existence of a God of War sequel.

According to the image, an announcement will be made on Thursday April 19, leaving viewers with the cryptic question "Will vengeance bring redemption?".

As the full URL of the image contains the letters "GOW", it seems likely this refers to an unannounced sequel, fuelling rumours previously stoked by a number of references on developer CVs and job advertisements.

Sony has never stated that God of War 3 marked the end of the series, with studio director John Hight claiming at the time "This is not the end of God of War".

"We're the keepers of the franchise and we don't want to see it ruined or polluted."

The image has been included below.