God of War 4 on the way?

[UPDATE] Resume lists cinematics for next installment of Sony's deicidal action series; animator says he was taking a test.

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Source: Resumes on an animator's personal website and LinkedIn profile (as spotted by SystemLink) listing animation work for God of War 4 among his previous experience.

What we heard: Even though God of War III wrapped up the series' various storylines, there's little reason to think that Sony would let the lucrative franchise or its homicidal star lie dormant for too long a time. The animator's resumes suggest that dormant period won't be very long at all, as they specify that the worker spent last summer doing freelance work for Motion Logic Studios, with a cinematic test for God of War 4 among the projects he worked on.

Let's twist again, like we did last summer.

The SystemLink story has a screenshot of the animator's LinkedIn page specifying his work on God of War 4, but the actual profile has since been updated to reference instead an "unannounced PS3 game." His personal site has also been updated to remove mention of God of War 4.

Before being altered, the animator's resumes indicated he worked on "game cinematic tests" for God of War 4. Cinematic tests can be done as a sort of proof of concept for games that aren't yet given the green light, but odds are good that the title "God of War 4" was all the proof Sony needed.

The idea that there's more God of War on the way is unsurprising at best. After all, Sony Computer Entertainment America Santa Monica is currently hiring a new programmer to "join the God of War team!" However, that same job listing requests experience with matchmaking, suggesting the next God of War game would introduce online multiplayer to the series for the first time. This animator's resumes only suggest that the game in development is in fact a full-fledged sequel to the series, and not a multiplayer-driven half-step successor along the lines of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

When contacted by GameSpot, the animator in question said he used God of War as inspiration when taking a test for Sony to prove he could animate their characters. He stressed that he did not work on a God of War project, nor is he aware of an existing project."

The Official Story: A Sony representative told GameSpot the company does not comment on rumor or speculation about its products.

Bogus or Not Bogus: Regardless of the animator's resumes, not bogus that more God of War is on the way.

Discussion

339 comments
megadeth1984
megadeth1984

Maybe it will be Kratos brother fights the remaining of the Gods to bring back Kratos from death. Would be awesome as long as his brother is as cool as he is.

MayMosh
MayMosh

SONY gave us two God of War games for PS2 so we deserve at least one more God of War for PS3 please SONY PLEASE....

xbibax
xbibax

can'T wait!!!! I want GoW4 becuz GoW3 was Great!!! :)

GMG_Da_Punisher
GMG_Da_Punisher

SONY .. PLEASE CREATE GOW4 I'm drooling just thinking about another GoW game, What happens next?

Scorpion6910
Scorpion6910

God of war 4? when u see his blood trail u see a stone carving under it of the pheonix which is the symbol of rebirth. and when zues puts u in that mind trance, all of ur built health, item meter, and magic go down. that happens signifying a fresh start on quests previous games. No god of war 4? his chains on his arms fall off when he gets revenge, he doesnt take the sword with him when he leaves the trail and theres really no more exciting greek figures as in the other games(save for remaining titans) i say its an all or nothing shot

Yourgor
Yourgor

Iam wondering what it will be about, cause he killed Ares, Poseidon, Hades, Hercules, Helios, Hermes, Hephaestus, Zeus, he killed most of the important gods, but their are more gods like Apollo, Demeter, Dionysus that he could go and rip their heads off cause he can.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm okay with this as long as it sticks to the quality of the previous games in the series.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

i'm happy for there's hope tht kratos alive hell yeah

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

hell yeh i'm diein to play gow again sony pls continu your work :)

jamerncc1701
jamerncc1701

EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY!!!!! JK or serious. You can decide through the like/dislike choice.

jamerncc1701
jamerncc1701

Kratos reminds me of Sisyphus, in that he just wont die. If he were to come back it would need to be from a wow plot twist perspective. Like you play as a relative or something and he's like "im totally that guy." However if he was a boss battle, make him a bit easier that fear kratos, still haven't beaten him. Also, do you guys think they should have different weapons than chained blades? Multiplayer, if any at all, definitely coop.

marvel456
marvel456

@SesameSeeds Dude kratos 'died' in God of War 1 & God of War 2 but the still made a God o War 3. :p

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Well I have no idea what to make of this.

raphaeljoash
raphaeljoash

@SesameSeeds thanks a lot for telling everyone who hasnt played GOW 3 the ending -.- (btw WHY HAVENT YOU PLAYED IT YET?!)

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

cant believe GOW3 didnt win anything last year, that game was beautiful

mosheste
mosheste

I'm just hoping they wont start to go in the multiplayer way and neglect the single player story - who needs a multiplayer in god of war anyways - it was a pure single player game - and it was liked because of that!

Vampiress7574
Vampiress7574

I can't wait to see what story they plan to spin off with the disappearance of his body in the last series...

X-7
X-7

I still have not played the originals. :P

blazezaku
blazezaku

@jockie_chan doesn't he end up in his nightmares or something?

TreimaXIX
TreimaXIX

How could there be a God of War 4? God of War 3 kinda put a definitive end on the series, if you know what I mean.

jockie_chan
jockie_chan

@SesameSeeds Fuking SPOILER ALERT?!!!!?

SesameSeeds
SesameSeeds

i thought kratos was dead in god of war 3

risako9
risako9

If Kratos was an actor. He'll be a millionaire by now.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@TomBergman909 lol sure, it's a game so don't pretend it's such a divine thing that you have to understand it. I've stated I got into the games from God of War 3 simply due to the fact others didn't interest me as much as I was a bigger fan of Ninja Gaiden and Devil May Cry but if it is such a good story then feel free to enlighten me.

pco_rainmaster
pco_rainmaster

god of war is the reason i have a ps3 and also gran turismo 5 and marvel vs capcom 3 but god of war tops them all.

manfrend
manfrend

@v8kid87 this is why the ps3 owns other consoles. it's because GoW is ONLY for the ps3. if you don't have a ps3, buy one now!

TomBergman909
TomBergman909

@Sigil-otaku If you dont know why kratos stabbed himself at the end of GoW3 than u dont deserve to even play any GoW games.

TomBergman909
TomBergman909

Ya know people want to say GoW sucked cause its Story. It didnt. Nothing bout GoW3 was bad. Maybe u all arent GoW die hard fans. All GoW's have been great awesome games.

rey2
rey2

I thought the 3rd installment was the last one. Kratos had his revenge so it's closure. Any more would mean they are giving reason to further milk the franchise.

jay_french_cool
jay_french_cool

God of war 3 was the first game i played in the series.........and god dam was it a f*ckin fine game....i pray to god they make another one......although i am all to aware that the story was epic, im also not sure how theyll continue it. Although at its heart its a hack n slasher its somehow so much better than anything else in the genre

ColinFoy
ColinFoy

No more Kratos, I'm tired of that grumpy grey man. Start with a new main and a different set of gods.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

God of War is easily my favourite game series of the last 5 years... I personally don't care if releasing more contradicts any of the story from previous games, as long as I have an amazing game to play, that's all that matters. Bring on Kratos.

v8kid87
v8kid87

They shouldn't make it a PS3 exclusive! lol

killeridis
killeridis

Lot's of different gods in history maybe he will go to the norse gods egyptian gods who knows it will be fun i think :P otherwise i don't know what he can do.

Chainer323
Chainer323

I loved GOWIII, but what's next. Maybe he'll go after the gods of the other places. Just think, Kratos going Toe-to-Toe with Thor

KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

this should be interesting to see what they come up with to top the other GoW games. ^__^

thribs
thribs

Have Kratos take on every other God out there until he is the only one!

zaibutzu
zaibutzu

Hmm, he's killed the gods, so who's he gonna kill? Rebecca Black and justin Bieber?

Henninger
Henninger

I 4 1 wouldnt mind a new God of War. It would b very interesting 2 c how the story would come about after watching the ending of God of War 3.

Henninger
Henninger

@ jay_french_cool How can u play a series out of order? To each their own but this series is 1 of those series where u have 2 play it from the beginning. I highly recomend u get God of War Collection so u can know wuts goin on & how the story got 2 that point. & if u have time & a psp get Chains of Olympus & Ghost of Sparta 4 their side stories. If u loved GOW3 u'll love the others.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@TomBergman909 I disagree on everything lol :p It's not uncalled for as it is a topic relating to the game so people are allowed to say there opinions. Wait a minute I do agree with one thing actually, it was a great game. Graphics can't be beat? Sure. Story down right amazing? No, the action was quite amazing but the story was essentially just run and kill everything. The story was set in God of war 1 and didn't progress much from there other than finding out there was hope in pandora's box as well and then watching Kratos cop out an ending. I don't understand why he'd kill himself (did he feel guilty?) if he was willing to do it all. In the end he was just a rage machine like marcus fenix to go on fighting constantly. I'm not saying all the story is bad but not much really came out of God of War 3 story wise other than it ended and to be fair it doesn't look like it ended.

jay_french_cool
jay_french_cool

God of war 3 was the first game i played in the series.........and god dam was it a f*ckin fine game....i pray to god they make another one......although i am all to aware that the story was epic, im also not sure how theyll continue it. Although at its heart its a hack n slasher its somehow so much better than anything else in the genre

qpitty
qpitty

Even though the story ended, I would not mind a new god of war game on console. I just wonder how it'll work.

organbank
organbank

@jamerncc1701 lmao old Kratos nailed anything that moved. I'm sure there is a whole new Greek Tribe of little Kratoses running around. May be it could be am RTS filled with the bastard children of Kratos ^^

ash162
ash162

All they really showed at the end was a blood trail. No body! So another GOW game wouldn't be a surprise. Also because GOW3 was so bloody good...

Nezard
Nezard

I would love another WoG, but maybe with a different setting, you know, since Kratos story is done, why not try a Nordic Gods setting? or Egyptian Gods setting?

jmpittman0220
jmpittman0220

As long as they take their time on it like they did with 3. I was so mad at the end of 2 but the payoff in 3 was SO worth it.