Not Kratos’ Final Adventure Says Director of God of War 4 & There Will Be No Multiplayer
In an interview with gaming website, Level Up, Cory Barlog (the game’s director) confirmed that there will be no multiplayer in the new God of War. There have also been concerns about this being Kratos’ last adventure as we can see that he’s getting older. Many believed that Kratos’ son would pave the way to a new protagonist in future games. Leaving our beloved anti – hero to pass the torch. However, Barlog explained in the interview that the new game is not a setting for Kratos Jr (not his actual name) to take centre stage in. He reassures us that Kratos will be with us for the duration of this game and the next!
Kratos’ Wife Is Key
Barlog also seems to have appeared on well known You Tube channel, The Know, explaining more about what we have to expect from the story of God of War. He explains that the mother figure will play a critical part in the new story, doubtlessly for both Kratos and his son. He also debunked rumours of branching story options and moral choices. Looks like the team behind God of War 4 are sticking to the original linear formula that has already worked so well in previous games. That said, the trailer does tease an open world setting…
The Original God of War Team Is On Hand
In the same interview, Barlog also confirmed that a majority of the original God of War team will be working on this one. There have been some reservations about the new over-the-shoulder perspective. That it would perhaps lead the game astray from its roots. However, now we know the original team (sadly excluding God of War’s creator, David Jaffe, who left Sony in ’07) is looking after the new God of War, we can rest easy in the knowledge that Kratos is in good hands. We are also told that Kratos will be facing off against hundreds of enemies at a time in some cases. Also that his son, like him, will be upgrade-able throughout the game. Players can look forward to a ‘son button’, calling for assistance during combat.
We don’t yet know when to expect all of this as Sony has yet to state an estimated release date. With videogames now focusing more on family affairs (The Last of Us / Uncharted 4), they’re developing more depth. Doubtlessly, the family mechanic applied to God of War 4 can only be a good thing. How do you feel, though? Is Kratos better off being a lone god slaying ranger?