It is now been two years for the reason that PS4’s wonderful God of Warfare reboot was launched, however we’re already trying to the longer term.
Regardless of Sony remaining tight-lipped on the topic, the success of God of Warfare means a sequel might be on the best way (maybe one other God of Warfare 2?). As well as, Sony Santa Monica has posted job listings for quite a few roles throughout its groups – with one itemizing clearly citing the God of Warfare reboot.
At this level, it is probably that God of Warfare 2 will come to PS5 than the PS4 but, in the interest of not getting confused with the other God of War 2, we’ve opted to refer to it as God of War PS4.
So, with that out of the way, we’ve gathered together all the rumors and news surrounding the God of War sequel for your perusal right here.
[UPDATE: We’re hoping God of War 2 will be announced at the Future of Gaming Event on June 11. Read on to find out more.]
God of War 2 release date
Sony Santa Monica hasn’t officially confirmed God of War 2 (or whatever the name will be) is in the works but we expect that a sequel won’t release until after the “Holiday 2020” release of the PS5 – unless it releases as a launch title for the next-generation console.
We’re not expecting this one until 2021 or 2022. Either way, we’re expecting God of War 2 will be coming to Sony’s PlayStation 5, probably exclusively.
God of War 2 news and rumors
PS5 games reveal event
The Future of Gaming event, happening on June 11, is the next possible place we’ll learn about a possible God of War sequel. We think it’s more likely that Horizon will get a sequel on PS5 first, but it’s possible Sony will use the livestream to announce both.
As spotted by GamesRadar, SIE Santa Monica Studio posted job listings final yr for quite a few roles throughout its programming, artwork, design, and tech artwork groups – with one itemizing clearly citing the God of Warfare reboot.
Candidates for Senior Combat Designer “Should have data of God of Warfare (2018) and be capable of converse in depth in regards to the fight programs, mechanics and enemies”.
A list for Facial Blend Shape Character Artist additionally particularly mentions “next-gen videogame platform expertise” for the position: one thing that ought to whittle down potential candidates to comparatively few animators, provided that the following technology of consoles have but to launch.
The waters are muddied barely with a Senior Gameplay Animator posting, which asks for somebody “to assist us push the boundaries of motion and fight motion and set the bar for gameplay really feel on the PS4”.
God of Warfare PS4 theme
Again in April 2019, a brand new dynamic theme appeared on PS4 to have a good time the anniversary of the God of Warfare reboot. The theme confirmed Kratos and Atreus rowing, nevertheless the theme contained a secret message (found by eagle-eyed God of Warfare followers on Reddit).
The boat the pair are rowing in has runes etched on its aspect which translate (in English) to “Ragnarok is coming”. Might this be hinting that the God of Warfare sequel will probably be deal with Ragnarok (primarily the Nordic mythology model of the apocalypse)?
No God of Warfare DLC
God of Warfare director Corey Barlog had mentioned there have been initially plans for DLC for the 2018 reboot, however mentioned they had been halted for being “too bold”. Which means the studio can make investments sources into a wholly new sport versus post-launch content material.
God of Warfare 2: what we need to see
[Warning: spoilers for the ending of God of War ahead.]
Exploring that ending additional
On the finish of God of Warfare, we came upon that Kratos’ spouse (and Atreus’ mom) Faye was truly a Large referred to as Laufey. Which means Atreus is half God and half Large and, what’s extra, he has a special identify altogether: Loki. You realize Loki, the trickster of Norse mythology.
Hopefully God of Warfare 2 will discover this additional and we’ll discover out extra about Faye’s secret previous, in addition to why she stored all of it a secret within the first place. We’re additionally hoping Atreus will embrace the form shifting skills that Loki is infamous for as a substitute of merely standing on the sidelines firing arrows at enemies.
Atreus is not a boy anymore
The God of Warfare sequel could proceed on immediately from the occasions of the earlier sport, nevertheless we expect it will be extra attention-grabbing to see how a teenage Atreus and grumpy dad Kratos honest on an journey.
It appears very seemingly at this stage that any potential God of Warfare sequel will come to PS5 moderately than PS4. Which means we needs to be seeing sooner loading instances, higher graphics and a typically extra highly effective engine for SIE Santa Monica Studios to mess around with.