Sony Santa Monica: "This Is Not The End Of God Of War"
Forgive us for lambasting you with frequent God of War news but with the development team speaking out on a variety of topics, we're seeing a ton of worthwhile headlines.
The most recent piece of info involves the future of the franchise. As some of you already know, God of War III marks the end of the trilogy, as SCEA has revealed in the past. However, we also know that GoW is far too massive to simply abandon; Sony will most certainly want to keep benefiting from these installments well into the future. So the question is, what is the team planning to do? Well, we receive an interesting reply from Sony Santa Monica Studios Director of Product Development, John Hight, who spoke about the days after GoWIII in a GamerVision video interview. Firstly, he clarifies that this third entry is a direct sequel; it starts right where the last title leaves off. Secondly, he talks about taking advantage of the PS3's power and mentioned the dynamic environments, like the Colossus level. Thirdly and finally:
"This is not the end of God of War. This is definitely the end of the trilogy, but we're going to continue making God of War games, we're going to be very careful about what we do. We're the keepers of the franchise and we don't want to see it ruined or polluted..."
It'll be interesting to see how they continue to pursue these games. Will we get a new hero if Kratos' story is complete after GoWIII? Will it still feature Kratos, but in a completely different type of environment? Really, you can change almost anything in the cosmetic realm as far as we're concerned but don't go switching up the gameplay. It's so unbelievably awesome...don't mess with that, please.
Related Game(s): God of War III
1/19/2010 10:21:17 AM Ben Dutka