God of War could be headed to Vita, mobile platforms

Santa Monica developer says "we have to look at all opportunities"; Ready at Dawn developer says idea to have them make such a game was floated, but didn't come together.

Sony is considering bringing God of War to the PlayStation Vita and other mobile platforms.

"The soul still burns." Wait, wrong series. Sorry.

In an interview with IGN, Sony Santa Monica senior director of product development Shannon Studstill said a PS Vita adventure for Kratos developed by Ready at Dawn (the studio behind God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the PSP) was "on the table." However, in a separate interview published today by Games Industry International, Ready at Dawn CEO Ru Weerasuriya said the idea was considered and dropped, explaining that "it just didn't align with what we wanted."

The PS Vita isn't the only platform that could potentially play host to Kratos. Studstill said Sony must also consider bringing its ashen Spartan (not to mention its other flagship franchises) to a wealth of emerging platforms.

"I think with the way the industry's playing that dysfunctional passive aggressive type of mentality, we as a company and we as an industry constantly have to look at all opportunities," Studstill said. "It doesn't mean we'll go there, but there's certainly reason to talk about it."

The God of War franchise's last outing beyond Sony systems was in 2007 with the mobile game God of War: Betrayal. The series' most recent new installment was 2010's Ghost of Sparta, though a PlayStation 3 HD compilation of the two PSP games was released last year. Rumors of the next God of War game have been swirling since a Sony Santa Monica job listing sought a multiplayer specialist to join the God of War team last year.

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nima_metal90
nima_metal90

@dylan417 kratos would be angry as hell @ U

TriumphantToad
TriumphantToad

I really wish that companies would stop paying attention to mobile devices...put it on the Vita.

MUKUSS
MUKUSS

I would love to see a game that merge KRATOS and the lady from HEAVENLY SWORD together in a co op game:)

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

Gow vita hell yes! But in phones no and pls head back to making gow4 as quick as it possible.

ranzikiel
ranzikiel

i guess its coming out either on vita or android phone or both =DD..not iphone

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

How many more spin offs can they make? There's already 2 or 3 just for the PSP but I guess if the Vita is struggling for unique titles more ports is the quick and not quite proper solution to the problem. That's being harsh I admit, Sony worked hard to make a lot of new IP recently but to make spin off after spin off seems a bit dodgy and makes the Vita look like it's getting hand me downs of bigger franchises.

SUPERSAMMOSSAUC
SUPERSAMMOSSAUC

I could be a good move to merge super mario games for ps vita

itchyflop
itchyflop

be good to see the comparisson between the visuals and stuff since everyone bashes on about the vita being sub standard. Bring it everyone should enjoy God of War but i feel slightly let down, like uncharted it was exclusive to PS.

JunoWalker
JunoWalker

@leeko_link that will never happen as Nintendo won't let it happen. Nintendo has become the family game company and there for has less M rated games on their systems than Sony or Microsoft. The most Nintendo has is Resident Evil, and some hard to find Japanese titles. There are rumor of Darksiders 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3 on Wii-U, but who knows...? It seems more likely to get put on XBox, an Android Table, or iOS (iPad/ iPod Touch/ iPhone)

leeko_link
leeko_link

So Sony had no problem bringing the God of War to other platforms outside of their own huh. Will if that's the case then make a new God of War title for the 3DS and see the cash coming.

otanikun
otanikun

Question, what the hell else can Kratos do? The ending was left ambiguous as to whether or not he died or lived, he's killed most if not all the major gods on Olympus and he finally killed Zeus. So I ask again, what more can the man do? He's never getting his daughter back, and his wife will never be brought back to the world of the living. The only thing I can see him doing now is removing the ashes of his dead family from his body and burying them or something.

eliebaz
eliebaz

bad God of War bad, don't go to handhelds we need you on our PS3. Come to think of it calling Kratos bad would be an understatement but you guys know what i mean :)

airfoemoe
airfoemoe

@gamerall no way it's coming to idevices. Sony means android since they make android devices.

burgeg
burgeg

Gof of War Vita yay! God of War phone boo!

DarthLod
DarthLod

@PlatinumPaladin : Stating an opinion on a subject is not trolling sir

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Well.. I'm not really a fan of GoW, but it will sure as hell be good for the Vita. And that'll be good in the long run because I'll be buying one of them in a few months time! Mobile phones can sod off though, they do sweet bugger all for gaming :?

corrus
corrus

That i wanted to hear this will be AWESOME !!!!!!

BlackLense
BlackLense

They already bringing all Sony's exclusive to PSV like Uncharted, Modnationracer, LBP, etc2... Of cause they will bring this too, but right now they just won't give any details and hope yet, usually because to avoid people to wait to long, they will announce once this game being developed 25% atleast... Most game developer is like that... :)

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Kratos on the Vita? Who saw that coming?! Jeez! these stories make me laugh.

ebrezzy1
ebrezzy1

At Sony we don't have a clue what were doing ! Sony: Vita is everything we learned with the PS3/PSP good n bad and packaged into our success n failures to make what today is the Vita. Sony Fans: Do you got a God of War coming ? Sony: No you just can't make this sh!t up lol

TonyDanzaFan
TonyDanzaFan

Why wouldn't they work on a vita GOW game? Instant best seller. I can't even imagine how epic the visuals would be.

Spartan765
Spartan765

Hurry up would ya or atleast confirm it

happygamerapryl
happygamerapryl

worthy IP to bring to the vita, hope its sooner rather than later. the vita momentum is slowing a little and this would probably slamdunk a pick up in vita sales.

jubdeidamasta
jubdeidamasta

This is about as game news worthy. As Nintendo putting a Mario game on another one of their systems.

Mariner32
Mariner32

I still need to play Ghost of Sparta, too. Oh well, bring it on!

darkPSPfan
darkPSPfan

Oh man I can't imagine what a droolfest they could make with GOW for Vita o.O pants tent achieved

soulless4now
soulless4now

Another game? Man, I'm still trying to play catch up with all the other games. :P

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

It would make sense to have an entry of the series on the Vita. I really have not heard much at all about the Vita since it came out, and it doesn't seem like it had a very strong set of launch titles. Hopefully Resistance and COD can help it, and GOW will most likely be a good addition to the Vita's gaming library.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

I want to play a new God of War but I was done with that universe after 3.

Albaficas
Albaficas

surppo god of war doesnt need to look at others game same category.... Its the king of the hack n slash genre nuff said...and plz darksiders seriously??? couldnt u find a crappier game than this trash u mention??

DarthLod
DarthLod

Fail. I don't care about mobile and handheld. I have ZERO interest in playing games on a tiny little screen getting headaches from it. Get rid of your freakin cell phones already. I refuse to own one, ever.

dylan417
dylan417

Time for Santa Monica to start a new series. GoW is overrated and now it is repetitive to a point where it is barely even fun to play. The developer has so much talent, they need to start fresh.

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

Could be? Of course it is.....who wasn't expecting this? that's like saying Legend of Zelda could be heading to the 3DS of course there will be a LoZ game for the 3ds at some point just like there will be a Gow for vita. quit wasting headline space gamespot

anticusho1984
anticusho1984

since it was one of the best selling psp games I'm sure we will see in vita eventually

theJBlounge
theJBlounge

Yeah as others before me have pointed out, the headline is a bit deceiving. Should read more like: "Series devs believe that God of War should be on Vita, mobile platforms" - of course...slightly better headline than what I came up with lol

surppo
surppo

i love the franchise, but if they wish to continue i hope they expand the level design. i don't know how, i just know that the formula is getting kinda stale. maybe they could take a note from one of the games they helped inspire darksiders or was it riders.

Evenios
Evenios

yay Vita! just got a Vita should get it in tommorow!

sobrinito
sobrinito

'However, in a separate interview published today by Games Industry International, Ready at Dawn CEO Ru Weerasuriya said the idea was considered and dropped, explaining, "it just didn't align with what we wanted."' Seems like a Vita-original GoW is not actually happening, at least not developed by Ready at Dawn. Which is not surprising considering that Ghost Sparta (as good as it was) kind of tanked. Considering that the Vita installed base is a fraction of the PSP one (and likely to remain so for a very long time), I don't expect to see many big budget original games like a new God of War. (And yes, I own a Vita).

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Of course its headed to Vita... This is news? "This just in, Mario may be headed to the Wii U!" ಠ_ಠ EDIT: Alright GameSpot mods, quit downvoting me for pointing out your lazy stories.