Director Cory Balrog talks about what humanity means for Kratos.
SIE Santa Monica’s God of War is out in the next few days but it’s already drawn strong critical reception from several publications. In a continuing series of videos that discuss development and the game itself, game director Cory Balrog speaks on Kratos’ evolution.
What happened to Kratos after God of War 3? Balrog notes that he spent most of his time wandering the Earth, staying away from people and the like. Eventually he settled down and had a son Atreus but Kratos still strives to redeem himself. Instead of making a heroic journey, Kratos will be looking to salvage what’s left of his humanity.
The key to this is Atreus, though whether he ultimately succeeds in bringing that humanity out of his father remains to be seen. God of War is out on April 20th, exclusively for PlayStation 4. You can check out our official review here to learn more about why it’s one of the best games this year.