God of War four is definitely being talked about a lot lately, and everyone is excited to see just what will come next now that the trilogy has been completed. Director of project development at Sony Santa Monica Studios, John Hight was quoted in a past interview saying “This is not the end of God of War” he concludes “This is definitely the end of the trilogy, but we’re going to continue to do God of War games.”
Speculation suggests both sides of Kratos returning. Some are thinking that there may be a new main character or maybe just playing as a different figure in the GoW story. It’s always a bit of a chance when doing something this extreme. It’s hard to know exactly what could come next for Kratos and should be interesting to see who the protagonist is in GoW 4. There are some potential risks with continuing a franchise beyond its final addition. Some things that Santa Monica needs to make sure that they keep everything that made GoW as whole, successful. For example the story and graphics have always been great. If you remember what happened with Prince of Persia 4 they released a changed game that didn’t quite feel like its predecessors. GoW developers need not fix what isn’t broken; hopefully they aren’t too bored with it and looking to innovate in an unusual and drastic way.
“We’re going to be very careful about what we do. We’re the keepers of the franchise and we don’t want to see it ruined or polluted.” – John Hight
As far as what we can expect from the game engine and technical arrangements’, I don’t think there is anything worth losing sleep over. They have always been easy to play and very smooth. We can of course look forward to new features that I’m positive are going to be awesome. Every time a new GoW is released there is always something new to keep it way more fresh that the previous title. I have always been a huge fan of the fighting system and the button mashing cinematic finishing moves.
God of War 3 was quite possibly one of the more epic games for Playstation 3. I absolutely fell in love with it when I first played the e3 demo. I knew it was going to be the biggest and best GoW title to date and that there was no type of tarnishing to the franchise. Now that the fourth game is being talked about I can only image there will be bigger monsters, bigger finishing moves, and over all just a game that does justice to the franchise and developers names. I think it’s hard for Santa Monica to release a GoW title that will not be an instant hit.
For those of you who didn’t unlock the video “Fate of the Titan” by beating God of War 3 on Spartan mode, it basically shows a clip of the Titans skull sitting in a desert in what appears to be modern day with a helicopter flying around it. The narrator (Gai) concludes this video speaking “Soon as with all great myths, a new hero will emerge.” This has been speculated by many as a look into what may happen or could be happening in GoW 4. The video is from the first game which was made irrelevant in GoW 2. So there is surly some mixed feelings on the intent of this video. None the less it’s hard not to entertain the idea that there is in fact something very cool in the works.
Whatever is in store from Santa Monica Studios and the God of War franchise, you can with out a doubt assume that it’s going to be as beautifully disgusting, epic, and over all gnarly as its predecessors. There are high hopes and large standards for GoW and I think we can all agree that the franchise is in good hands. There obviously is no release date or anything like that, but it’s definitely not being forgotten. Hang tight Kratos fans.