God of War sequel may be in the works after developer tease17th January 2020
The sequel to 2018’s God of War could finally be on the horizon after a developer teased production may be up and running with a motion capture test.
The franchise is a PlayStation flagship and it took a drastically different direction with GoW, propelling the series into the future.
Previously, the series explored Ancient Greek mythology while the protagonist Kratos – a Spartan warrior – became embroiled in a war with the Olympian gods after God of War, Ares, tricked him into killing his former master.
This narrative effectively wrapped up in God of War III in 2010, which was the fifth instalment but the seventh chronologically.
The latest release ventures from Greece and into Ancient Norway, exploring Norse mythology and its accompanying gods. Its serves as a sequel to the 2010 game.
The game introduced Kratos’ son Artreus as a secondary protagonist. The journey is different in this instalment because the hero is on a path to redemption, though once again he finds himself locked in conflict with gods.
The ending made it abundantly clear it was far from a standalone entry, and fans have been longing for a sequel ever since.
Kim Newman, narrative animator at Sony Santa Monica Studios, posted a tweet of her in a motion capture suit.
— ˗ˏˋKim Newmanˊˎ˗ (@KimboSlasher) January 10, 2020
While this is far from confirmation the studio is working on the God of War sequel, Santa Monica is the developer which has been creating the series since the first one debuted back in 2005.
Considering it has been nearly two years since the 2018 title was released, it is not so far-fetched to think the sequel is on its way, though it would likely be released on the PS5 rather than PS4.
Details surrounding the sequel’s narrative are almost non-existent however back in April, 2019 a PS4 theme was released featuring Kratos and Artreus.
Contained within it was an encrypted message which, once deciphered, read “Ragnarok is coming” and though this could be nothing, it could also hint at what is to come in the hotly-anticipated sequel.
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