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Next ‘God of War’ Games to Possibly Focus on Mayan, Egyptian Mythologies

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.



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  • Vinnie Vincent’s Dead Dog

    God of War: Ascension was also on a platform nobody gave a single shit about, including the geniuses at Sony. So I can hardly blame the team for a lack of sales.

    • Saul Bos

      Careful, your salt is getting all over the comment section

  • Mr. Awesome

    Norse is my favorite of the mythologies and I’m hoping we get a few games there before moving on to another one.

  • Black Panther

    It’s a great idea to change the setting. Greece really has gotten boring. I’m not the hugest Egypt or Mayan culture enthusiast and I’m more than happy with Norse mythology but I wouldn’t want ALL GoW parts having the same setting again.

    Oh and btw, please, by Odin’s beard, no QTEs anymore, but less linear levels.

    • Josh Gastronomicon Myers

      Ditto. I’d bee happy keeping it Norse for awhile. I dig that a lot. Mayan or Chinese COULD be interesting. Egyptian bores me to tears. Assassins creed already has egypt covered anyway.

  • Geno1987

    When does Kratos murder Jesus and Yweh?

  • RedNeoCon

    I just wish they’d hurry up and put out a game already.

    It seems all they do is “talk” but we almost never get a game.

    • Josh Gastronomicon Myers

      They definitely take their sweet ass time. Then act surprised when people lose enthusiasm. It’s like Half Life 3 all over again

      • RedNeoCon

        Yeah sometimes the wait is just so long that I can’t help but lose interest. Of all damn things I’m looking forward to this year is the new MegaMan 11. It’s been pushed back again to late Q4. If it goes to 2019 I might legit just not be interested anymore.

  • Josh Gastronomicon Myers

    In all honesty, i’m pretty excited about this Norse storyline, and already have it preordered, but immediately checked out when you said Egyptian. Assassins creed already has me sick to death of that. Mayan sounds dope though

  • Blade

    I am pretty hype for the game overall, but I am not hype for babysitting some kid through the whole game. Idk about you guys but escort/protect NPC missions in most games suck IMO.

    • Chris Burdick

      That they do, especially when the AI isn’t the brightest bulb in the socket.

    • HalesTales

      Argh! Yes!! Those were always my least favorite and difficult missions.

    • theundead

      Umm didn’t you watch the gameplay he can handle himself well

    • Saul Bos

      NOT TO WORRY: He can’t die in combat, you don’t have to watch over him, he can take care of himself, you use him in combat with a designated button as you would with one of Kratos’ other abilities during combat. He’s simply going to improve combat scenarios and grasp at our emotional strings within the story, I’m assuming similar to The Last Of Us. No need to worry about babysitting or protecting 🙂

  • AdamX

    I love Kratos, I would also enjoy Kratos vs a giant Sphinx monster at some point or dare I say a mummy but for now I’ll enjoy him carving his way through Norse Mythology’s best and brightest.

  • Marco Salmi

    now I want Future Kratos fighting aliens with laser-blades

  • Rick-Taylor

    So, I guess Dave Jaffe has nothing to do with the series, anymore. i do wish he would get back into the Twisted Metal series.
    Taking on other culture’s mythologies is the best way to go. I dunno about using Kratos, since he embodies Greek mythology.

  • Chris Burdick

    I’d be happier if this is the last God of War game. Trilogy has been around since PS2 and Santa Monica is probably running out of ideas.

    Still, as long as Christopher Judge doesn’t ruin Kratos, I’ll check it out.

  • HalesTales

    Mayan would be awesome because we’d see Kratos fighting the giant monster bat god Camasotz!

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