The “God of War” franchise has always been located in the ancient Greek times, with Kratos fighting the Greek Gods and their minions. Towards the end of God of War 3, Athena was still in Greece and one of the only Olympians left alive, so why didn’t they continue to keep the series in Greece like it has always been?
The answer points to the designers of the game who thought that it was time to give God of War a breath of fresh air. The God of War series has been in Greece since the first release back in 2005. The new game itself is not being called “God of War 4” but simply “God of War”.
At the end of “God of War 3,” Athena is still in Greece and is possibly the only Olympian left alive. So why not keep the series in Greece like it has always been?
The answer is probably that the designers of the game thought that it was time for the series to be rebooted and that the Greece story arc has ran its course. The game itself is not being called “God of War 4” but simply “God of War.” Perhaps, Kratos will now be fighting Norse Gods such as Odin and Thor.
Although further games have not been officially announced, Cory Barlog confirmed that this new installment would certainly not be Kratos’ last game. God of War 4 has been in development for over three years and is the start of a brand new God of War saga focusing on the Norse mythology. So we’ll be getting a brand new series of games on everyone’s favorite homicidal Spartan Warrior.
The trailer shows a fully bearded Kratos, who now has a son he’s teaching to hunt. The game is set to take place many years after the events of God of War 3 and set in the world of Norse mythology. God of War 4 release date is yet to be announced but scheduled for a 2017 release.