After the end of God of War 3, many of us believed we had seen the last of Kratos. The finality of the third in the trilogy would naturally lead to surprise when we learned Ascension was up next. Our surprise was extended even more upon learning of God of War 4’s existence at last year’s E3. Now, almost a full year since we saw that amazing trailer, it seems Santa Monica Studio has been cooking up some VR surprises in the meantime. That’s right – God Of War in VR is a thing.
God Of War VR Was A Thing A Long Time Ago
Back in 2014’s GDC event, a handful of lucky consumers got to try out, what was then, Project Morpheus. The prototype for today’s Playstation VR offered a brief God of War VR demo. Players would, for the first time would inhabit the body of Kratos smashing his way through foes. Sadly, this was a “demonstration” piece only and only ever intended to help consumers understand what a VR experience would be like.
Between then and now, Santa Monica has always been very vocal about intending on a firm involvement with VR technologies. Indeed, their involvement can be found in the likes of Bound and Here They Lie. With this year’s E3 right around the corner, we expect to see lots of exciting new God of War news. We even suspect that God of War’s old VR offering will suddenly find new life in more than just a demo.
Insider Information Reveals A Lot More Is On The Way
Encouraging news has even surfaced from Santa Monica themselves. A member of staff there, wishing to remain anonymous has even left a tip off that Sony and Santa Monica have big plans for VR.
“[Sony] Santa Monica are working on something big. It’s a full-blown 2nd wave title for [PlayStation VR]. It’ll be revealed soon and I know it’ll go well with the core PlayStation audience, but I can’t say any more than that!”
It is fair to say that the initial wave of VR release titles has now lost momentum and things have dried up a little for VR headset owners. There has only really been Resident Evil 7 and Farpoint to break things up a little. So this second wave of Sony backed titles is very welcome. With this second wave in the pipes, we expect a lot of exciting VR news at E3 2017. Andrew House has already explained that headset sales have exceeded his expectations.
Every iteration of Playstation has had an “on the box” mascot but there remains no mascot for Playstation VR. Crash Bandicoot for Playstation. Ratchet & Clank for Playstation 2. Kratos for Playstation 3. Nathan Drake solidifying his position on Playstation 4. With an existing fanbase for all things Kratos, we’d love to see his VR offering bundled into God of War 4. All will be revealed when E3 takes place this June 12th!