19 Jan

This is how Kratos milks a franchise

In yet another non-surprise from Sony Computer Entertainment, the publisher has recently announced its intentions to extend the epic action God of War franchise beyond the soon-to-be-released God of War III. While not retracting their former sentiments on the game marking the end to the core trilogy, Sony has recognized that how financially formidable the series has become. Speaking to Gamervision, John Hight, Director of Product Development at Sony’s Santa Monica studio, commented on the future of Kratos.

“This is not the end of God Of War. This is definitely the end of the trilogy, but we’re going to continue to do God Of War games. We’re going to be very careful about what we do; we’re the keepers of the franchise and we don’t want to see it ruined or polluted.”

And on the impressive transition to the PS3 with God of War III, “We really wanted to take our time, rebuild our engine, take advantage of every ounce of the PS3 tech, so one of the things we’ve been showing… is our dynamic environments, which is literally a living breathing creature, a titan in this case, that is a level in and of itself that you can navigate across, battle other creatures on, have puzzles on – it’s like a real moving environment. No other game that I’m aware of actually has that level of technology,”

One thought on “God of War III Isn’t End of Franchise”

  1. What a non-surprise, as you said.

    The oddest two things about the GOW Franchise is that Chains of Olympus doesn’t seem to be counted as a game. Sure the story was a bit lacking, but it fills in vital parts of Kratos’ storyline and is certainly better than the story in the first game!

    Also, I remember the devs saying that Part 3 would explain why there were no more Greek myths anymore. I don’t recall hearing that it was meant to be the last game…

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