God of War IV pads resume

Unannounced sequel outed once again as The Green Hornet, DOTA 2 music man lists new title in mythological action franchise in personal work history.

Though Sony has yet to offer any official word concerning a follow-up to 2010's God of War III, the evidence of a new entry in the franchise is mounting.

Word of God of War IV keeps slipping, but Sony isn't budging on its rumor and speculation line.

As spotted by Siliconera, the website of multimedia composer Timothy Williams notes that he is working on God of War IV. Williams is no stranger to action properties, as his list of credited works includes contributions to the 2011 films The Green Hornet and Sucker Punch, as well as the video games DOTA 2, Army of Two: The 40th Day, and Rise of the Argonauts.

When reached for comment, a Sony representative told GameSpot, "We do not comment on rumors or speculation about our products."

While the next God of War hasn't been officially announced, some possible details have surfaced. Last March, job listings at series developer Sony Computer Entertainment America Santa Monica called for online programmers to "join the God of War team" and create leaderboards and matching systems for a future title.

As for a release window for God of War IV, earlier reports peg the not-yet-official title as making its debut sometime during mid-2012. For more on the most recent new console release in the franchise, check out GameSpot's review of God of War III.

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pspro95
pspro95

Ok.I've player every God Of War game so far. I've seen Kratos serving the Gods in Chains of Olympus,I've seen him helping the Gods in God Of War I, I've seen him defy the Gods for capturing his brother Deimos in Ghost Of Sparta,I've seen him being rejected by Gods and getting killed by Zeus and then slaying the Sisters Of Fate in God Of War II and I've seen him slaying every Olympian God in God Of War III. As everybody has seen,at the end of the clip in GOWIII, instead of Kratos' corpse,there is a trace of blood which means only 2 things:1)The old man in GOW:Ghost Of Sparta came and got him (at the end of the clip he was burying his mother and brother and said "Now there's only 1 left") and 2) He is still alive.Now,the plot of GOWIV may be that Kratos has regretted for destroying the world and starting to fix everything by becoming the ruler of Olympus.And to do that,he might need to travel to another dimension and find the creator of the world who puts him through various challenges and different foes and after that,granting him what he wanted.After being Ruler Of Olympus and re-creates everything he then travels to the Underworld and reviving everyone he cared about such as his mother,his brother and of course his wife and daughter and maybe Athena too. If they do that,and WITHOUT MULTIPLAYER,it will be one of the best God Of War games ever.

bigbeebis
bigbeebis

Kratos has to kill all the Roman versions of the Greek gods too

S4vagecabbage
S4vagecabbage

Here's a premise that I believe would do well, I'd write the game following Kratos post GoW III and have Chaos choosing to come to our reality now that Kratos has destroyed everything that Chaos created in our realm, the trade of for Chaos is that to arrive on this plane of existance he had to become mortal, Heh...Chaos could bring Kratos's past and he'd be forced to relive the cause of his wife and child's murder over and over unless he submits to Chaos' rule but we all know that Spartan's never surrender. Therefore Kratos embarks on a new quest to destroy Chaos and whatever minions he chooses to unleash in our world... Then if they choose to further the storyline, there would be a new protagonist and Kratos will become the villian who unwittingly ends up following the same path as Ares, choosing this human for the same reasons Ares chose him...thus reenforcing a circle of life/death. You all know this idea is money!!!

Leonagard
Leonagard

this time he will encounter Subzero or Raiden... for Co-Op!! :\ omg... another GOW... lack of creativity from developers... always doing the same game over and over... 3 was enough !!! :\

K-prince-X
K-prince-X

He did die in all 3 games lol :D ! but in the 4th installment he will be ressurected by Odin, and then he will kick some Valhalla As.s! Final boss THOR !

Henninger
Henninger

They shouldnt even make another 1. I liked how it ended.

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

***Spoiler*** Didn't Kratos die in GoW3?

BlackLense
BlackLense

@brollyandvegeta PSP had 2 too... :)

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

What will he kill now? Btw spoiler for those that haven't played Gow3. But it the land became pratically inhospitable. It would be interesting to see how mankind survived that.

cryingdevil63
cryingdevil63

This was supposed to be a trilogy from the start,I guess they didn't count on being so successful so they throw in a fourth one,I love GoW but maybe keep it a trilogy and use the creativity for new series,rather than playing it safe and capitalizing on the success of its predecessors.

Codester_41
Codester_41

@ TheTrueMagusX1 - LMAO, you gotta chill out bro, I was just saying it would be an interesting concept. I love the single player campaign, and agree that it should be just a single player game. but would be cool if we had some co-op arenas, to throw into the mix, that's all. Your probably just sour cuz you don't have a girl to play with, just your own five finger friend! XD

Codester_41
Codester_41

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gino_pachino
gino_pachino

.....*but whit an other....(bad english here LOL)

gino_pachino
gino_pachino

i am a BIG fan of gow series but i hope they will not milk to much this franchise i dont wanna see a bad game whit kratos in it :P they should try to make a new game a god of war style but whit and an other storyline whit the viking or egypt mythology...

benleslie5
benleslie5

I reckon the story of God of War 4 would take place before the first game, like how Kratos became a servent for the gods.

Gladiator_Sofi
Gladiator_Sofi

it's so nice hearing that there will be a GOW4. i'm just really curious what will happen next. i really thought kratos' story wrapped itself up in GOW3, so i'm thinking they may change the leading character, but if they do, it will propably not be Deimos. i just hope they make this game better or at least equal to it's predecessors.

Gladiator_Sofi
Gladiator_Sofi

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otanikun
otanikun

@TheTrueMagusX1, that sounds pretty interesting but it just wouldn't make any sense to be honest unless they somehow find a way that causes Kratos to have a believable beef with them.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Codester_41 I donot understand why people keep saying every damn game needs a multiplayer component. Why? Keep it singleplayer, we donot need Multiplayer every single game. What works for say, Halo, does not work for every game. Developers and gamers need to realize this. Keep GoW singleplayer. If you want to play a game with Your GF, there are plenty of other games out there that offer cooperative experiences or Multiplayer experiences quite. Keep GoW single player I say.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@otanikun I was thinking the same thing. Maybe, they can pit him against another pantheon of gods. Say, maybe the Norse Gods, see Kratos take on Odin, Thor, Baldur, Loki, or even the Egyptian gods, like Set or Ra. I know some purists will not like that idea, but hey it will give him something do since, most of the Greek Pantheon is dead.

al-pacino
al-pacino

i knew there's a GOW4. i knew that

aabhas_316
aabhas_316

oh man that is just too awsome i think in this one kratos will kill chaos the creater of gaia!!

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

Oh boy...who will Kratos kill next? Maybe he will travel to somewhere else and start to kill other cultures gods? Like Odin? Maybe Shiva? :) I really thought Kratos crusade was done (and beatifully done by the way!!) It is so seldon to see a trilogy where each game is better than the previous that it make me sad to think they can ruim it now...

trivolution
trivolution

Why do people say Deimos will take lead next time? Deimos died in Ghost of Sparta, Kratos howver, escaped death a lot of times. Anyway, God of War and Call of Duty is the best!

cstv
cstv

it could be on the vita

otanikun
otanikun

What the hell else can Kratos do? He's supposedly dead, killed every major god on Olympus and got his revenge. What more can the man do?

Codester_41
Codester_41

GOW rocks! would be interesting if the made it multiplayer like other rumors reported. Then I could play it with my gf and not take turns. XD Don't know how they'd continue the story though... re-kill everyone in the afterlife?

Rocker6
Rocker6

I enjoyed the God of War trilogy,but is it really necessary to continue now when it is done? GoW3 ending was great,and very final,no need to force it further...

XDarkGirlX
XDarkGirlX

It will probably be for the PS3. Sony will be releasing the vita soon (possibly on my birthday) and will be busy making many games for it. The PS4 will most likely be released in 2014 possibly 2015. That is if there is actually going to be another God of War game.

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

I think it's for PS3, not PS4 or anything like that. I don't believe there will be a PS4 Anywhere untill at least 2014. Sony is going to hype up the Vita for now, making games, and being busy. Go Kratos!

Collins0262
Collins0262

I'd say they will be developing it for the PS4 considering that we might see a new PS console next year, 2013 that is.

cuchikapoor
cuchikapoor

Santa Monica said GOW3's engine ran at about 50% to 60%. If this new game ran at 100% I would have an eyeorgasm.

AzulSoul
AzulSoul

@Viral_venom13 Well IMO GOW3 suffered the same that many trilogies where the main purpose of the second was left you excited about the conclusion of the story and knowing maybe too much. Everybody knew beforehand that Kratos with the Titans were going to fight the Gods, in few worlds we knew everything less the end. Expectations. God graphics: Accomplished. Epic music: Accomplished. Improve mechanics: I felt the gameplay more fluid. Boss battles: with the exception of Hermes were cool to me. End: well, nobody was happy seeing Kratos just as an Athena's puppet. So, the new elements in gow3 story weren't so engaging but it was imo for all the spectrum covered in gow2. And about gow4, yes, No multiplayer please.

psycho75
psycho75

The last cut scene of GOW3 (after the credits) made it clear it would be a sequel,i don't know if will be this one though,a GOW for Vita makes more sense right now,sony will need their heavyweights to sell their hardware,witch is good too... My only concern is this multiplayer idea,GOW is a single player game dammit...i will buy it anyway like everyone else,i just hope Santa Monica knows what they are doing...no milking this one please!

zanyboy786
zanyboy786

there is no god of war coming, a whole load of crap

GrayFox_360
GrayFox_360

Santa Monica if ur really trying to make another god of War please PLEASE dont make it a Multiplayer garbage game. thank You.

VilandasUK
VilandasUK

NO MULTIPLAYER and everyone will be happy -_-

Nezard
Nezard

The need to keep the premise but switch the setting to another pantheon of gods, like Nordic or Egyptian gods.

mtait01
mtait01

of course there will be a new God of War! Maybe it won't be called 'God of War IV', but there will be a new one - Sony would be stupid not to release another. Same with Gears of War... of course there will be more games, just maybe not a numerical addition like M$ did with Halo - Halo 1, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Wars, Halo ODST, Halo Reach, Halo Anniversary and then FINALLY Halo 4.

eliebaz
eliebaz

This is awesome i wonder if kratos will be fighting Giants like Alcyoneus, and Porphyrion

couchtater12345
couchtater12345

Exia_FRZ it's very pretty and relatively fun but you aren't missing anything if you played the other two

hella_epic
hella_epic

plz whatever you do dont include multiplayer into it!!!

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

Wait, I thought everything was already annihilated... what's left to destroy?

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

My guess is that we will see a prequel trilogy about Kratos prior to becoming the God of War. Whatever they do I will be following it closely. GoW is definitely one of my favorite franchises from the PS2 era and GoW3 was great on PS3. Plus the PSP games added well to the story and gameplay. Still need to play the second PSP title, though...probably will through buying the GoW collections disc.

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

It ain't called milking if they're taking their time in making a masterpiece....I'll definitely buy it :D