New God of War in Development at Sony Santa Monica

Next God of War might be a reboot, but it won't be a prequel.

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A new game in the God of War series is in development at Sony Santa Monica, the studio's Creative Director Cory Barlog let slip today at the PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas.

Barlog confirmed that the game was in development in response to a question from a fan during the God of War retrospective panel. According to a tweet from Santa Monica Studio's official account, he probably wasn't supposed to.

According to a report from IGN, Barlog said the game was definitely not going to be a prequel, but it might be a reboot for the series. Barlog also said the game is very early in development, and that he hoped to share more in the next year or two.

God of War III director Stig Asmussen left Sony Santa Monica back in march. He did not work on God of War: Ascension, the last game in the series released in 2013, and was reportedly leading development on a new IP that Sony canceled as part of a round of layoffs.

Santa Monica Studios announced several games at the PlayStation Experience today. You can read about them here and catch up with the trailers here.

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console_war_vet

God of Milk.

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Terminator95

<< LINK REMOVED >> Why don't you go play Halo Crap Collection and stay the hell out of PS4 forms.

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PhantomPain888

<< LINK REMOVED >> why r u always hurt???

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> because he's a vet, he's seen stuff and things

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sladakrobot

Even the the most hardcore ps fanboys told me that i dont need to list God of War 4 as a milking franchise title since the GoW ended with part 3. heh



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Tomahawk08

<< LINK REMOVED >> Do you feel better now?

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah,i do. That means there is no legitime reason for any fanboy to bash the next Gears of War :-)

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> no they are both in the same place, 3 great trilogy games and 1 pretty naff 4th


although if they had made that Kinect gears game you wouldn't have a leg to stand on :P

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >> I wasnt about the number of games in a frachise but God of War had more than 4 titles:
God Of War
God Of War 2
God Of Was 3
God Of War: Ascension
God Of War: Chain Of Olympus
God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta

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MedaFaded

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> They should make all those into one game, as the reboot. Just one long 85 plus hour of kratos.

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> yeah but 2 of those were PSP games (and actually very good) if Microsoft had a portable there sure as hell would of been a gears game on it


but neither franchise has really been milked

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PhantomPain888

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> why u people cant be happy about both franchises.........if there are installments u r unhappy if they abonden something then u people r again unhappy.............

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >> I am happy with the Gears series and dont care about God of War(even i had a PSP).
People bashed Gears for milking the frachise but the same people are happy for the next God of War...these sorts of thinking is what i was trying to point out.

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PhantomPain888

<< LINK REMOVED >> i am happy for both....... happy gaming !

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >> You! You dont belong here with your happy gaming attitude lol
J/K

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PhantomPain888

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Ahan, so whats the deal here?
u want that F you attitude? :)

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I was prepared for conflicts and not for love and piece:-)

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PhantomPain888

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i come in peace my friend :)

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> the only people who care about that are id0it fanboys I don't see why you need to point it seeing as I haven't seen anyone actually mention that other than you

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >> Of course noone mentions it here coz its a sony article about a sony game.

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Kyelo

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> who are these 'people', I hate this sort of argument. Essentially X supports my position Y...next dude says well Y supports my position X.

Meh.

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sladakrobot

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> People like in this article:
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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> ok but I suppose the real difference between the 2 is gears 3 was actually the end god 3 left it on a cliff hanger ending


not exactly an excuse but a lot of people who played gears see it as done anyone who finished god3 wants to know what happened to kratos at the end

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Kyelo

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> see I get your point but what I am saying is that you can find those people commenting on EVERY long term franchise. So to me meh, fools everywhere.

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I am I was agreeing that neither were milked :P

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PhantomPain888

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> XLNT

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tom2750

awesome they are going to announce at least 1 more AAA PS4 exclusive during playstation experience hopefully it's amazing

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Jegsugerkukk

Its a sequel I hope. Kratos did not die. Watch after credits ending for GOW 3 guys.

And remember. Greek Gods comes from Egyptian mythology. So maybe Egypt this time?

And Roman Gods comes from Greek mythology. So maybe Rome this time?


And btw! Venus existed long before greek gods. So there is no way Rome borrowed its gods from Greek.

The planet Venus and Mars existed 6000 years in astronomy before Greek civilization. If you do not believe me. Just go YouTube and search up Sumerian and Annunnaki.


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Martyr77

AWESOME NEWS! I love the God of War series. Sony has really knocked it out of the park this week with all the exclusives. Street fighter, The Order, Bloodborne, Persona, Uncharted, not to mention updates like Grim Fandango or amazing current gen multiplats like Batman and now this. I seriously need to quit my job to play all these games.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You got a "like" from me coz you praised sony games but at same time you didnt bashed the X1. Bravo

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Martyr77

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> LOL thanks.

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console_war_vet

<< LINK REMOVED >> I'm glad that you're happy...*cough* even though you like crappy games *cough*

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Martyr77

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I like Batman games so I have good taste. You know why? Because Batman!

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prodigy_69

kinda bored of this game now...it's time to move on Sony Santa Monica

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kadaverhagga

<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't care if they throw in another universe in there as long as the levels are equally epic in design and the core gameplay is the same. There needs to be more games of this genre out there.

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Monsterkillah

Same here the gow series has run out of it course

What else left to kill?

Almosy every major character in the series Zeus, Hercules, Hera, Ares, Poseidon, Hades, Helios, Chronos is dead

Athena as enemy ? Thats pretty lame idea

SSM should create a new ip

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Welverin

<< LINK REMOVED >> David Jaffe's original plan was that once Kratos wiped out the Greek gods he would then move onto other Pantheons. That would probably be the best plan for continuing the series, though I wouldn't consider it likely.

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Aaronp2k

i hope it is a reboot since i never played any of them.

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cboye18

Lack of talent, innovation and creativity leads developers to make reboots instead. They don't have the confidence of creating a new game/IP that is just as great.

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GameYakuza

Kratos in rags wanders through a market, where everyone tries to sell him questionable food and handmade trinkets. Then an explosion goes off and everyone flees to a nearby street. There, Kratos is nearly run over by a military transport while jets are on their way for more bombing. Shocker, it's the modern world.


You heard it here first.

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Croxus

There are plenty more Gods in the Greek Pantheon, left, for Kratos (this word means STATE in Greek language) to kill...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> name one.

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Karchy

Give Jesus a bandana and let him kill his father..

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >> JESUS of WAR!!!!!!!

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Metallicwolf29

Kratos fighting other gods of other civilizations doesn't make any sense.

Maybe they can make a new game that has a new main character that fights Kratos?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> why do you try to find logic in a game about a greek demigod?

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Jegsugerkukk

Kratos did not die after stabbing himself with the sword. He stabbed himself to give hope back to humanity. He did not want to give hope back to the Gods. Watch the ending of GOW 3. He survived cause his body is gone. This is not a reboot. This is GOD of War sequel.


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Metallicwolf29

A reboot? Didn't we just get the god of war hd collection for ps3?

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Xristophoros

it is a few years away from even a formal announcement? ouch, barlog (almost spelled it balrog :D) really dropped the ball on that one. seriously though, kratos and his antics are starting to get stale. they need to do something drastic to refresh this series. i loved the series up until 3. just couldn't find the interest to play ascension.