God of War is an action-adventure title developed by SIE Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony.
It is the seventh mainline instalment in the God of War series. Though it continues the story, it acts as a re-imagining of the franchise, with a new setting, new gameplay style, and more.
The adaptation will be "both incredibly true to the source material, and also compelling on its own," according to Amazon Studios' head of television Vernon Sanders.
The series has been in production since March, and will serve as an adaptation of the 2018 title, with Cory Barlog serving as executive producer.
Whenever it is that the next God of War game arrives, here's what we'll be expecting (and not expecting) from it.
Bringing back the ridiculous sense of scale the series has always been known for would be a welcome change in the next God of War game.
Santa Monica Studio's creative director Cory Barlog has addressed a couple of unanswered questions on Twitter that series fans are still curious about.
We rank every single boss fight in every God of War game.
God of War has no shortage of unforgettable moments- here are our favurites.
The highly acclaimed action-adventure title has sold over 23 million units on PS4 and PC since its original launch in 2018.
Here are some of the key ways the upcoming sequel is changing things up.
After having brought God of War to PC, Jetpack Interactive says it's still working on the franchise alongside SIE Santa Monica Studio.
Ahead of the action-adventure sequel's launch in November, Sony has released a new video recapping the 2018 game's story.
PlayStation seems to be taking releasing games on PC quite seriously, as evidenced by a new website highlighting PlayStation games on PC.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will be playable on PS4 and PS5 while God of War and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker are for PS4 subscribers.
The PC version of God of War's latest update has brought with it support for AMD's supersampling technology.
Charting the series' highest highs and lowest lows.
A recent leak claims God of War, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will be offered to PS Plus Essential subscribers in June.
Amazon Prime is making God of War and Netflix is making Horizon, while there's no word on who's attached to Gran Turismo.
Sony has provided updated sales figures for its PC releases so far. SIE Bend Studio's Days Gone has sold over 850,000 units on the platform.
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The likes of Marvel's Spider-Man, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Mortal Kombat 11 will also be available.
Valve has updated its list of Unsupported, Supported and Verified games on the Steam Deck thus far, adding several names to all categories.
Fixes for bugs like Atreus being unresponsive at checkpoints, loss of controller functions when using realm travel and more also resolved.
Though internal testing hasn't been completed for the experimental hotfix, Steam players facing the error are advised to try it out.
The two biggest PC releases last week were also the biggest sellers on Steam during the period, raking in more revenue than any other game.
God of War (2018) creative director Cory Barlog say Sony is making decisions on PC ports of PlayStation title on a game-by-game basis.
The PC release of 2018's action-adventure game God of War has enjoyed success over Steam with impressive concurrent player numbers.
In a recent interview, God of War director Cory Barlog talked about what went down behind-the-scenes regarding the greenlighting of the PC port at Sony.
UX and accessibility lead Mila Pavlin says working on some accessibility features will help "build a better foundation to work off of in future products."
SIE Santa Monica's acclaimed action-adventure title is releasing imminently for PC via Steam, and this new trailer hypes up that launch.
Monster Hunter Rise is available via Steam now, while God of War launches tomorrow, and both ports are selling quite well.
The 2018 PS4 exclusive finally comes to PC tomorrow and looks better than ever on PC. Check out the opening gameplay in Ultra settings.
Despite some inconsistent performance, this is still the ultimate way to play one of last-gen's best games.
A brief new clip shows God of War's PC version in action, and the improvements it'll enjoy to performance thanks to Nvidia Reflex.
The acclaimed action and adventure title is finally releasing for Steam. Here's everything that you need to know before picking it up.
Improved screen space reflections, Nvidia Reflex support and 4K/60 FPS gameplay can also be seen in the latest features trailer.
An update to AMD's website confirms that the upcoming PC port of God of War will support FidelityFX Super Resolution.
The Steam pages for Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone, and God of War all mention PlayStation PC as their publisher.
Sony confirms that while SIE Santa Monica Studios is overseeing the upcoming PC port, its actual development is being handled by an external team.
Along with 4K resolution and unlocked frame rates, the PC version will support 21:9 ultra-widescreen monitors, Nvidia DLSS and Reflex.
A potential datamine of the GeForce Now service showed a wealth of unannounced game coming to PC, including several PlayStation first party titles.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will also be available until November 1st as a downloadable title. Other titles include NASCAR Heat 5 and Moving Out.
SIE Santa Monica confirms the free patch is coming tomorrow.
There's your God of War for PC, I guess.
The main character from Sony's action franchise is stopping in it seems.
Support for adaptive triggers and haptic feedback seems to have been added to the games.
God of War 3 Remastered saves will also transfer, if you're into that sort of thing.
Sony seems to be adding next-gen-ready enhancements to various PS4 games.
Next-gen won't require developers to "go back to square one," as per Cory Barlog.
Cory Barlog weighs in on a potential price hike for next gen.
Dark Horse Comics' new series will pick up after the events of 2010's God of War 3.
The PlayStation veteran will take charge of the studio following Shannon Studstill's departure.
Even this masterpiece has some flaws.
The skin packs are back for "one more time."
Cory Barlog is keen on tackling events before the new title.
The curtain gets pulled back on the game's development in audio form.
Cory Barlog has also changed his Twitter bio, profile picture and banner.
But it's up to Sony, of course.
Starting today, you can access Sony's catalogue of titles for $9.99 per month.
GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are the best-selling game, to no one's surprise.
So... who was going to be in this game?
Looks like the sequel to the acclaimed 2018 game is underway.
Sony's sensational action adventure title has crossed a notable sales landmark.
We'll be learning a lot more about how Sony Santa Monica brought Kratos back from the dead in a few days' time.
The documentary will go live on PlayStation’s YouTube channel.
Director Cory Balrog re-confirms that there won't be any DLC coming.
But then director Cory Barlog said “Do it, boy”, and the rest is history.
Cory Barlog speaks about the ways Naughty Dog's seminal title impacted God of War.
Cory Barlog emphatically wants to include as many people as possible with his games.
Sony has put out a new video that goes over a behind-the-scenes look at the game's sound design.
It took years, but it seems like Cory Barlog finally managed to get it out of his system.
Sony Santa Monica is looking to hire people in several major positions.
Director Cory Barlog shares a few new tidbits on the development of bosses.
"I was adamant that we couldn’t make an open world game," says Cory Barlog.
It turns out it would have been way too ambitious for just DLC.
The proof is in the pudding- just take a look at their sales figures.
Adobe Insights also notes that Nintendo Switch was the best-selling online product on Thanksgiving.
The full list of nominees and categories has been revealed, with public voting now open.
Craft "Perfect" gear and new armour sets while battling tougher enemies with new attacks.
Creative director Cory Barlog discusses the process of improving the framerate and achieving the core combat loop.
Comes with a bevy of options, including being able to skip cutscenes... at last!
The power of a compelling first party lineup.
Sony Santa Monica's masterpiece sets another record.
No numbers, but I venture to guess Kratos has cumulatively shouted "BOI!" a few billion times by now.
What might this final secret be, exactly?
It seems like work on the God of War sequel may have begun already.
God of War has jumped from Greece to Scandinavia, and it has been a resounding success.
One of the best games of this generation, for $45 already? That's a hell of a deal.
God of War might need some fan outcry to cross into Netflix's realm.
A free update and the World Cup helped sales surge for EA Sports' football sim.
Several high profile titles shifted place in the past week.
Barlog promised, and Barlog delivered.
"Everything in the world has consequences."
How he got from there to here may be explained in some future game.
"It must be bigger than this, better than this."
"If I could run it much faster as opposed to throwing it all out and reprograming everything for the next generation or something, as long as we keep expanding like that, that’ll be great."
"It is a wonder that nothing got out."
"I still think there is one thing that no one has found yet that I know for certain, because I haven’t seen any stories about it."
"You realize that there’s a place where ambition overshadows resources and time, and you want to do so much, but you just have to end up choosing the things that will make the greatest impact."
State of Decay 2 and Dark Souls Remastered debut in second and third respectively.
"I think a lot of people mean it as a dig, which I’ve never really understood."
What an incredible and well deserved success!
The god of fantastic sales, more like.
PlayStation's utter domination continues.
"It is definitely something that I am still trying to convince people of, but we’ll have to see where it shakes out."
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition on Switch debuts in third place.
We discuss game development, God of War's story, its reception, Cory Barlog's favorite games, and more in an extensive chat with him. Full spoilers for God of War inside. BEWARE.
The update brings some bug fixes and improvements.
New record for a Sony published title.
Loads of God of War goodies
Donkey Kong gets a surprisingly good debut at #2 as well.
Mr. Barlog definitely gets it.
Overall, the game comes in at eighth position for the most viewed titles in April, which is still impressive considering that the game released only on April 20.
SIE Santa Monica's magnum opus achieved this feat in just three days since launch.
The angry Spartan isn't going anywhere yet.
Far Cry 5 is in second place and continues its strong sales run.
God of War breaks out.
The developers have been releasing a slew of updates to fix some minor issues and improve the game.
Sony Santa Monica continues to polish an already gleaming title.
Bringing stability to the realms
But God of War did see a series best debut.
No specific details about the update have been revealed.
”I think 10 million units sounds like a low bar for it, actually.”
Players had complained earlier about the small text size which was rather inconvenient.
Meanwhile, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life makes a strong debut in third place.
The PS4 exclusive is now the fastest selling title in franchise history for the UK.
God of War represents the beginning of a new era for Sony as a first party publisher.
This footage was used by the developers to get the project greenlit by Sony.
The next step in Kratos' journey.
The God of War conquers another realm...
The director posted the video to set a good example and let his son know that it is okay to cry.
The game's fantastic review scores suggest that the game is going to enjoy an explosive launch.
But does that need mentioning?
"I could not talk for six minutes."
It's a pretty hefty update in terms of file size.
That would undoubtedly have been a very different game.
It won't be long before you reunite with Kratos and his murderous ways.
And the second highest rated Sony game of all time.
Director Cory Balrog talks about what humanity means for Kratos.
“I have always had an over delivery complex...”
'Bigger! Bigger!' So I said [with this new game] we are throwing all that out."
Some big monster is also teased at the end of the trailer.
The game has been receiving nearly perfect scores from publications, and Phil Spencer expresses his appreciation for the game's successful critical reception.
Plus loads of new footage as well.
Performance issues on the PS4 Pro aside, this is arguably the best looking game of all time.
"What we play is different. God of War is a reflection of what we play."
One of the greatest games of this generation.
Plus, the HUD can be turned off for an “Immersion Mode”.
In case you wanted more confirmation.
Bare-handed skills, axe skills and even customizing Atreus are discussed.
God of War is evolving in some fantastic ways.
The game is much larger than we had previously anticipated.
As massive as Kratos’ rage.
Looking good there, God of War.
For those who're not bothered with 4K.
“It’s a really complicated time.”
More information about the eagerly anticipated game.
The big question of "why?".
“Why would you get rid of all that?”
Likens it to Dark Souls (and previous God of War games).
“There are secrets hidden everywhere.”
The idea of presenting numerous scenes as "one shot" was rejected by Crystal Dynamics.
No more delays possible anymore.
“How does he teach his son to not make the mistakes he made?”
But there’s a “Story Mode” lower difficulty level, too.
And will also have Kratos and his son.
Visually pleasing and technically stunning.
Not that I’m complaining about the game becoming more of an RPG.
The son of Zeus is as brutal as ever.
The Ghost of Sparta’s rage still burns...
The man behind The Game Awards gives us some interesting new details.
The commercial introduces us to the themes of the story.
Update: And it's gone.
New information revealed about the PS4 exclusive.
The Ghost of Sparta returns.
The game will run at 4K through 2160p checkerboard rendering.
"No freaking way" will there be microtransactions in this game.
Luke Berliner and Nate Stephens reveal lots of new information about the game.
New details about the upcoming PS4 exclusive revealed.
The only change from the E3 2016 trailer is the "direction of light and fog".
Kratos' true nature is coming back to haunt him and his son.
Director Cory Balrog also says you'll have to "wait" to see where the story goes.
the cover image and a new coverage video have been revealed.
SIE Santa Monica also believes that God of War has to be even bigger than before.
This game sounds better and better.
Creative director Cory Balrog hopes players will treat the exploration as a "tour bus" of sorts.
The release date has since been changed to a more placeholder-like date.
Kratos and son tear up the opposition in this latest gameplay trailer.
And I think so do most of us.
The implications of this setpiece moment are exciting.
Director Cory Balrog tackles talk of Kratos' story being done.
Interplay between two characters in combat.
Which is good, because it can be used to further the story of this new game.
His rage is at an end.
At one point in the development, he sounded like... Ben Kenobi.
Sony America's Shawn Layden talks release dates.
Narrative *and* gameplay reasons.
Ultimately went with Cory Barlog.
The kid "won't be a burden."
Director Cory Balrog also says the game isn't "open world".
And it looks absolutely fantastic, beyond belief.
His vengeance is about to begin anew...
Now that sounds interesting...
What does Sony have in store at E3? What's worth watching for? As it turns out, a lot.
He is the God of War, and he will make your wallet suffer...
It will be done when it is done, says game director.
Could it be that early?
Plus, the franchise will continue to be gory.
But it had not always been this way...
But don't expect too much in light of the trailer hitting 15 million views.
Alternate paths to provide the player with more agency? Yes please!
But will they still call Kratos a Spartan?
Good news all around.
"Something really awesome" promised for when it's ready.
More information about the eagerly anticipated PS4 exclusive.
Don't count on the game being done any time soon!
The game is going through a critical stage of development and will possibly have previous character mentions, combo customization and much more.
The new game promises to be a significant departure from previous games in the series.
Barlog reveals more about the upcoming game.
David Jaffe sounds off on the publisher-developer dynamic.
It's horribly pretty.
"We are changing the progression completely."
"To be compared to Naughty Dog is awesome."
This camera angle change literally changes everything.
More God of War than ever.
No multiplayer mode! Yes!
Director Cory Balrog says it's "cool" to tell stories in a "more diverse emotional palette".
But ultimately decided to go with Norse mythology instead.
The Legend of God of War.
Some new details on the just revealed reboot.
Kratos is back(?)
Kratos lives and is apparently going the Norse way.