Future God Of War Games May Establish The Franchise In Egypt Or Mayan Mythology
As the world moseys on along into 2018, one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year is Sony’s and SIE Santa Monica Studio’s God of War. The upcoming third-person title is an action-packed, story-driven narrative about Kratos’ next journey as a father to son Atreus. A man galvanized by anger all these years must finally set aside his own ideas and goals to become a protector and mentor for a growing child. After this game, however, many might think this will be the end of the God of War games, but it seems this is just the beginning of another serial continuation. According to an interview with Game Informer, director Cory Barlog said the next installment to the series may center Egyptian or Mayan mythology.
The Greek games were the Greek era of God of War. Moving on, the next mythological belief system he interacts with became the Norse era of God of War. But we may end up going on to the Egyptian era and the Mayan era and so on and so forth.”
Based on that alone, the next God of War games could lead anywhere from Norse, Egyptian, or Mayan mythology. Likely, this will be decided internally and it won’t be done anytime soon, but Barlog wants this franchise to reach the acclaim series such as Uncharted and Assassin’s Creed has. Barlog said:
To me, that was important, because I really think we needed to have a much bigger audience. I want this to reach a lot of people; I want this to be on the level of the Uncharteds and the Assassin’s Creeds. We want to grow this franchise big time.”
According to Sony Santa Monica boss, Shannon Studstill, it took quite a bit of convincing before this decision. Following the lackluster launch of God of War: Ascension, the company didn’t feel right continuing Kratos’ journey, but Barlog wrought with conviction. “A lot of people throughout the organization wanted [God of War] to sleep and rest,” clarified Studstill. In fact, even after initial proposals by Barlog, there was an air of hesitation that read: “You’ve really got to convince me that we should do another one.”
The idea of the next God of War games entering a new world of mythology seemed necessary, since the franchise has long since lost its momentum, but the name still carried enough volume. “What became apparent to me was that we were watching this franchise wane a bit,” said Studstill. “It was getting old. The storyline with Kratos being the hardcore badass — I think people were starting to say, ‘What’s next?’ I felt like, in order to reinvent, we really needed to turn a lot of things around.”
What do you think about the next journey Kratos could take with the future of the God of War franchise? Do you believe the series should continue, and if so where should it head? Let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:
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