Clearly, God Of War 4 Is Coming To E3
It all adds up.
We haven't heard much of anything from Sony Santa Monica for some time. God of War: Ascension came out over two years ago and since then, this franchise has been mostly off the radar.
Now, Sony confirms God of War III Remastered for PS4, which sounds awesome, but it isn't what gamers really want. No, what they want is a true sequel, which we actually haven't seen since GoWIII in 2010. Ascension wasn't a new numbered installment and I'm willing to bet Sony strongly encouraged the development team to have something ready for PlayStation 4. Maybe they even wanted something earlier in the generation but it's taking longer, or something like that. Either way, with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End disappearing into 2016, the 2015 holiday season looks pretty anemic for Sony right now.
Obviously, they need a solid E3 show in June and with this new Remaster announcement, it seems like a clear sign: They're going to unveil God of War IV within the next few months; I wouldn't be surprised if it closed Sony's stage presentation at E3. I think whatever Guerrilla Games is working on is too far off, as is Quantic Dream's project, although I suppose Polyphony could step up with Gran Turismo 7. But all signs are pointing toward one thing: Sony plans to hang its hat on the new GoW, which should inevitably pop up before too long.
The only question is whether or not Kratos will return...
3/20/2015 Ben Dutka