Will The Next God Of War Boast A Multiplayer Option?
Not that Kratos would ever need multiplayer action (in our minds, at least) but these days, it seems no new game can exist without the popular option.
Hacking-based action games seem to be the only genre left that continually bucks the multiplayer trend, and that includes last year's God of War III and Bayonetta. But might the next GoW project finally boast a multiplayer feature? If you check this job listing, you'll see that Sony Computer Entertainment America Santa Monica is currently seeking a senior online programmer for their "God of War team." They ask that applicants have experience developing tools that "support networking needs such as in-game communication, client-server, matchmaking, leaderboards," etc. Now, this is assuming Santa Monica's next project really is a new God of War entry; bear in mind that they said Kratos would be left behind for a while after GoWIII launched. Maybe they're trying something new...? Considering the critical success of the franchise, though, perhaps a new installment is a must.
So what say you? If it is the next GoW, do you care about multiplayer? Does it even need it? Will it be more popular?
3/28/2011 8:53:01 PM John Shepard