As God Of War PS4 Releases, Director Brought To Tears Over Reviews - GameSpot Daily
Cory Barlog responds to the game's positive reception; a photo mode is also on the way in a future update.
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God of War's launch day is finally here, and we've got a couple news stories that you'll surely be interested in. Game director Cory Barlog posted a reaction video of him seeing the God of War review scores for the very first time. It brought Barlog to tears, proud of the work he and his team accomplished.
"It shouldn't matter, but I'm just so f**king proud. I'm just so lucky to work with the people that I work with. I'm glad I didn't f**k it up." Barlog considered not posting the video, saying in a tweet, "[I] debated on whether or not to upload but thought I would be a good papa and show my son it's OK to cry." A fitting idea from a man who directed a game that focuses so intently on a father-son relationship.
In related news, Sony has announced that a photo mode is coming to God of War in a free update. You'll be able to pause, rotate the camera, and change the FOV and focal length, in addition to switching the facial impressions of Kratos and Atreus. Yep, you can actually make Kratos smile. You know when you see something, and it just looks wrong? This is it.
In non-God of War news, some of Destiny 2's exotics are getting reworked, and Bungie has shared previews of some of them. The highlighted weapons are Graviton Lance, Skyburner's Oath, and my personal favourite, the Rat King--not for any good reason; I just think it looks cool. All three guns will become more effective, and as for the Rat King, Bungie actually had accessibility in mind: instead of having to hammer the trigger to take advantage of the increased rate of fire, something some players physically can't do, the Rat King is now fully automatic. There are a bunch of other significant changes, so be sure to watch today's episode to hear them all.
We've also got a story on a high school sports association sanctioning esports, while deliberately not including shooters. The National Federation of High School Sports will soon acknowledge esports. No specific games have been named, but it will include MOBAs, sports, and fighting games.
Disgaea 1 is getting another remake, but this time, on Nintendo Switch and PS4. Disgaea 1 Complete will feature the same gameplay and story from the original game, except with improved visuals similar to what's seen in Disgaea 5. There's also a special, $100 edition with a bunch of bonus items. We get into all of the details in today's episode.
Another director is taking a stab at a video game movie. This time, it's Atomic Blonde director David Leitch tackling The Division. The movie will star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, though we don't know much about it other than that. Leitch will first direct Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw before moving on to The Division sometime next year.
Lastly, Double Fine founder Tim Schafer spoke at Rezzed recently and said the team would love to remaster more LucasArts adventure games. So far, the developer has done Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle. We get into what he said in the video above.
And that's what you'll find in this episode, but be sure to tune in every day of the week at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7PM BST/4 AM AEST for another episode of GameSpot Daily. We cover the most exciting gaming news in 30 minutes or less or GameSpot Daily will never get a photo mode.
- God Of War PS4 Director Reacts To High Scores In Emotional Video
- High School Sports Association Will Sanction Esports, But Shooters Are Excluded
- Disgaea 1 Remake Coming To Nintendo Switch And PS4 This Year
- Deadpool 2's Director Is Adapting A Video Game--This Should Go Well
- Tim Schafer Would Love To Remaster More Classic Lucasarts Adventure Games