With Sony’s upcoming God of War taking a step into Norse mythology and leaving behind the Greek gods, the natural question is just what mythologies will the next games (presumably if this game does well) take on? Well, in an interview with Game Informer, GoW director Cory Barlog, mentions a few possibilities, as well as talks about what the upcoming game needs to do in order to succeed.
According to Barlog, the Greek games “were the Greek era of God of War.” Going forward, after the upcoming game and its Norse beliefs, the presumed sequel “may end up going on to the Egyptian era and the Mayan era and so on and so forth.” This is all contingent on 2018’s GoW being a success, especially after God of War: Ascension wasn’t exactly well-received. In fact, according to Barlog, GoW 2018 was “an uphill battle to make” due to Sony’s Santa Monica studio wanting to give the franchise time to rest and regroup.
As for what the game needs to do to ensure a sequel, Barlog feels that the game needs to reach a larger audience, and to approach “the Uncharteds and the Assassin’s Creeds” in terms of popularity. To do that, Sony Santa Monica boss Shannon Studstill describes how the new game needs to reinvigorate the franchise by “turn[ing] a lot of things around.” Studstill described the franchise as “getting old”, and that in his opinion, the storyline with Kratos being the hardcore badass was starting to wear thin. “I think people were starting to say, ‘What’s next?’”.
What’s next will probably come in the form of a new trailer and a confirmed release date (and not the slip-up last month). Until then, at least we have the Paris Games Week trailer.