Rumor: Ready At Dawn Prepping New God Of War PSP Title
God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP was one of last year's best, but fans were disappointed to learn that developer Ready at Dawn wanted to move on to other platforms.
However, we've recently started hearing whispers that Ready at Dawn may not wish to abandon PSP projects so quickly. The handheld has been steadily growing in popularity, and because Chains of Olympus was such a huge hit, it would make sense for Sony to want another installment. This is where Joystiq comes in, as a supposed "trusted source" has confirmed that Ready at Dawn is working on a new God of War for the PSP. The insider said that while the developer did indeed ship all their PSP dev kits back to Sony last summer, they received new kits later in the year. Sony simply asked (or perhaps ordered) another GoW, and it appears that Ready at Dawn has complied. In fact, the development may be at a stage where a final launch could coincide with God of War III for the PlayStation 3. This would be awesome; being able to have two brand new GoW titles on store shelves for the PS3 and PSP, on the same launch day...? Wow. Of course, we're still awaiting any official announcement from Ready at Dawn, but we'd like to think this information is accurate.
When you do something like Chains of Olympus, chances are, both the publisher and fans are gonna want another effort, one that's similar in quality. These guys can do it, obviously, so it was just a matter of deciding to do it.
2/28/2009 Ben Dutka