There were many who left the PlayStation Experience’s Keynote on Saturday feeling slightly underwhelmed due to lack of any announcement (or any footage for that matter), of the PlayStation mainstay, God of War. The action/adventure video game series, loosely based on Greek mythology – which debuted in 2005 – has became a flagship title for the PlayStation brand, comprising seven games across multiple platforms (a trilogy and prequel – God of War I, II, III, and Ascention) and were developed by Sony‘s Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. However, we have yet to see a release of the monolithic and “beastly” franchise on the Playstation 4.
The lack of an announcement (or footage) doesn’t mean PS4 fans aren’t going to see a return of the franchise at some point in the future though. Recently, IGN attended a Playstation God of War retrospective, and spoke with Cory Barlog – Creative Director at Sony Computer Entertainment’s Santa Monica Studio – who is known for his work for his work on the God of War franchise. Barlog was able to confirm that the game was, in fact, already in development and that he hoped to share more in the “next year of two“. So, by the sounds of things, it looks like we are going to see some sort of teaser in the next year or two, which ultimately means we could be waiting quite a while (…say, maybe 3 to 4 years before we can think about any mythological slaying of beastly characters with the intention of digesting their insides!) until we are given an official release date for the game.
Barlog supplied a little more info on the game, stating that it wouldn’t be a prequel, but failed to reveal if the feature franchise protagonist Kratos would be back or not. Some fans of the series want to see Barlog and his Santa Monica associates take the framework of God of War and apply it to another mythology.
What do you reckon peepsters? Would you like to see Mars, Týr or Horus in the next God of War? …Or are you just disappointed at the potential waiting time until there’s actually something tangible to dig your grubby little hands into?
Via – BleedingCool