Sony announced God of War would be coming to PlayStation 4 earlier this year at E3, sparking hype among fans. Since then, there hasn’t been much information about God of War but Game Director Cory Barlog confirms some rumors.
Cory Barlog has been working on God of War since 2013 and is taking the game in a new direction. According to the PlayStation blog, Barlog realized early on that they “had to make changes to every aspect of the game”. Thankfully, God of War on PS4 will not just be a franchise reboot or retelling of the original story.
Drawing from real life experience and mythology, Barlog wanted to shift the game in a more thoughtful direction. Now, Kratos will fight to control his Spartan rage and teach his son, who is yet to be named, how to be a god.
I wanted to reimagine the gameplay, give players a fresh perspective and a new tactile experience while delving deeper into the emotional journey of Kratos to explore the compelling drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes a decision to change.” – Cory Barlog
Initially, this new approach to Kratos and the God of War story was met with resistance. As a character that basically destroyed the world, how could developers give Kratos the depth that players felt he lacked? This new father-son bond and storyline will tie in nicely with new Norse themes found in the game and perhaps see Kratos become stronger than ever before.
While quiet on the information front lately, Game Director Cory Barlog confirms development is full steam ahead. Furthermore, game leads have played the first full walkthrough and a long-time fan was also invited to Sony Santa Monica to play the game.
@filthy_mortze ha. no…there is a whole game here. Just finished first full play through with the leads. very exciting milestone for us!
— Cory Barlog (@corybarlog) December 22, 2016
God of War PS4 Game Features
• New set of gods in a different time period but still a continuation from God of War 3
• Game centers around Norse Mythology
• Kratos can still use Spartan Rage
• Loads of action including epic air fights
• New voice actor for Kratos, Christopher Judge from Stargate SG1
• X button for interacting with Kratos’ son in a number of ways
Lastly, fans are hassling Barlog on Twitter as he promised more information on the game once the trailer hit 15 million views. Currently, the video only has around 500k more views to get in order to achieve this. Barlog reminded fans not to get too excited but with the game hitting an important milestone recently, we can hope it is awesome news.