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Submitted by doctorstrange 1071d ago | news

Sony Santa Monica: “I Think There’s Still Life in Kratos,” PS4 “Feels Like a Significant Boost”

Now that development for God of War: Ascension has been completed and the game is going on sale next week, just what Sony Santa Monica will be doing next is a question many people, myself included, want answered. Are they going to create something on PlayStation 4? Is it going to be another God of War game? Will they start a new franchise?
-PSLS (God of War: Ascension, PS3, PS4, Sony Santa Monica)

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doctorstrange  +   1071d ago
TrendyGamers  +   1071d ago
Or a game starring Deimos - Brother of the God of War.
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xHeavYx  +   1071d ago
Personally, I'd like a game after the events of GOW 3 where gods from other religions try to take control over Olympus
Skips  +   1071d ago

Naw dude, if they ever went into the Norse or Egyptian mythologies, than I personally would want them to create a whole new character. Start fresh.

But if they DO decide to continue Kratos' story, (which I don't mind at all, if Master Chief gets a whole new trilogy next gen, why can't Kratos? lol) then I would want him to take on the Primordials. Those supposedly all powerful beings who created the universe. I would also like to know what the CRAP happened to Kratos' families souls after GOWIII.


Totally agree about Deimos having his own game. Maybe on the Vita?


Dude, I hear you. I personally wanted new moves. Not different controls (maybe changed slightly) but like, at least different looking attacks you know? lol I also kinda wanted the classic Spartan spear and shield to become main/side weapons like the Nemean Cestus were. I LOVE how they looked in the MP. I was also a little bit disappointed that they used the same kill animations on the Chimera and big metal statue looking dude. :/ They should've changed up the death animations for returning enemies like they did with the Cyclops.
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dboyc310  +   1071d ago
They should honestly try making it from a First perspective in oppose to third one. It will bring a new sense of freshness to the series. For example the reviews for Ascension aren't bad because of the game itself. I think most people just want something new out of the series.
cannon8800  +   1071d ago
If they make a ps4 game with Deimos (Kratos' brother), it should be called Bro of War.
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Bathyj  +   1071d ago
you just wrinkled my brain
The_Infected  +   1071d ago
C'mon please don't milk this game just take a break and make a new IP. I like GoW but it's time to move on IMO.
Skips  +   1071d ago
New IP for the first 4 years on PS4. Then once they are completely familiar with the tech



releasing in the same year as Gran Turismo 7, Uncharted 5, Insert crap loads of new IP's here, and Killzone Shadow Fall 2. One can only dream. lol
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ThreeShitsty  +   1071d ago
I would like to see a new ip from Santa Monica something like a Thor game... The God of Thunder smashing some bitches...
Just think on it with the ps4 power and Santa Monica's Knowledge Ahhhhh sweet epicness!!!
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ABizzel1  +   1071d ago
I agree I just don't think there's much left in Greek Mythology.

Now's the time to think of what direction to take the series in (Norse Mythology & Ragnarok). Whether Kratos should be the main character or not (Thor / a new Odinson).

I love the series and it's one of my top 5 franchises of all time, but I think now's the time for a new direction with the PS4. They have the forumla down, but now they need to evolve it with new hardware, and new ideas.

As I said Norse Mythology would be the easiest transition.
rpd123  +   1071d ago
A game about the Ragnarok made by Santa Monics would be orgasmic.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1071d ago
ps4 ftw!!
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Derekvinyard13  +   1071d ago
Why don't they start a whole new mythology with similar style? GOW needs a rest
whoyouwit04  +   1071d ago
Yes it does, It's one of those milked games. And to be honest I was really disappointed in 3, So a new one wouldn't do any thing for me personally.
Knight_Crawler  +   1071d ago
Well said - I personally think that God of War should have went the final fantasy direction where the games are all called FF but the story starts over.

They should have made i that in every game there is a new god of war character...I know Kratos is bad a$$ but I am pretty sure that Santa Monica could pull it off - Cloud was my favorite FF character but I still enjoyed many others as well.
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Hydralysk  +   1071d ago
There's only so many games about an angry man who only 2 responses are yelling and murder can go without needing a break.

Seriously we had GoW 1-3, Ascension, and both PSP games. Ultraviolence via quicktime event can only go so far before it becomes old.
garos82  +   1071d ago
Or bros before hoes of war
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violents  +   1071d ago
what kratos as an angsty teenager?
x5exotic  +   1071d ago
GoW: God of War
Developed by ninja theory

Haha, do not want.
IAmLee  +   1071d ago
Not arsed what it is. I love Kratos.
TrendyGamers  +   1071d ago
He's died so many times, how can there still be life in him?!
Relientk77  +   1071d ago
Meth, it's a hell of a drug
TrendyGamers  +   1071d ago
Isn't it supposed to be cocaine?
Relientk77  +   1071d ago
^ that too

any really work
Xaphy  +   1071d ago
It would be interesting to see what new approaches they would take with ps4 gameplay and story wise.
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Wedge19  +   1071d ago
Kratos is coming to Utah! Time to take on the Mormons!
CryofSilence  +   1071d ago
I live in Utah, so I'm screwed. :3
Wedge19  +   1071d ago
Me too ha ha. I'd try to side with him, but Kratos sides with no one but himself.
kenshiro100  +   1071d ago
Lol. xD
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Bathyj  +   1071d ago
personally, id like to see them give him a rest and make a heavanly sword 2
C-Thunder  +   1071d ago
So much yes!

But I can see the reviews now: 'just GoW with a Heavenly Sword coating' blah blah blah

I'd like to see them take on a different genre, stretch their legs and see what they can do, RPG perhaps?
Kennytaur  +   1071d ago
Well, they are working on a new action game, shooter I belive. It's Stig Aasmundsens new game.
ABizzel1  +   1071d ago
I agree, but I'd rather see Heavenly Sword developed by a joint effort between Santa Monica and Sony Japan.

I know they make entirely different games, but that seems like a match made in Heaven for this game (pun intended).
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HappyWithOneBubble  +   1071d ago
A Heavenly Sword game on the PS4 using the GOW engine would be insane. Nariko would look too sexy. Santa Monica should do it.

I still want to see 1 more GOW game. I want Kratos to meet his wife and daughter with a happy ending.
Soldierone  +   1071d ago
They should buy Darksiders..... Friggin awesome series that they could do wonders with.
b_one  +   1071d ago
They would do Darksiders right
jagstar44  +   1071d ago
i like them to make an ancient Egyptian style god of war game
badz149  +   1071d ago
that would make it Assassins Creed
same gameplay/gamestyle, different characters, different era! I don't like it!
clintagious650  +   1071d ago
With how beautiful the god of war games already look on the ps3, I can only imagine how much further they are going to push the games they create on the ps4. Can u imagine that 1st boss battle with poseidon with crysis like graphics wow that would be freakin ridiculous. I think they can push it further then that, thats whats scary.
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LastXeno  +   1071d ago
Is there life left in Uncharted as well? Or are both studios just going to make new IPs?
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clintagious650  +   1071d ago
I believe the uncharted series can still continue & naughty dog said they would keep creating uncharted aslong as fans wanted more. I love the uncharted series and would love to see drake make the transition onto the ps4.
x5exotic  +   1071d ago
Seeing how cliche the second game was, and how the 3rd was a total remake of the 2nd and nothing more, no. There was no life in it past the first game.
remanutd55  +   1071d ago
Well considering all the amount of Vikings advertising on the Ascension demo then i think it wouldnt be a crazy idea to think a game about Viking Mythology could be their next title.
Xaphy  +   1071d ago
Viking/Norse mythology yeahh
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1071d ago
I was thinking the exact same thing while playing the Ascencion demo. Would be so cool :b

I love GoW, i bought every single GoW title day one, even the PsP and HD collections. I have the GoW 3 collector's edition and my GoW:A collectors edition pre-ordered. Even then i agree with the people saying GoW needs a rest. I think starting up a Norse mythology game, fresh new characters, story, brand new amazing main weapon (as fun as Blades of Chaos/Athena/Exile) would do wonders. Maybe even take it the open world route like Darksiders 2.
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frostyhat123  +   1071d ago
Great series, hopefully they can bring out great innovation with the ps4!
Shacojin  +   1071d ago
Just consolidate the franchises Uncharted and God of War and Boom!!! Instant Success!

But seriously.. I wouldnt mind if they took a nice 4 year hiatus or longer from the God of War franchise and let their amazing talents try something new. Maybe a futuristic RPG like Mass Effect injected with GTA/ Fallout.
stefan771  +   1071d ago
They should do a spiritual successor to GOW based around a different mythology
RememberThe357  +   1071d ago
Of course we all know he does after the end of GOW3. But after the reception Ascension is getting it might be time for this team to move on to a new IP. God of War is my favorite series but far, but this game has some very questionable design decisions and that calls into question their leadership. They are clearly a talented group, one of the best, but they seem to have grown thin in the talented leadership aspect.
Rainstorm81  +   1070d ago
Remember GoW is Jaffe baby, and it hasn't had the same quality since he left it.....GoW 3 is a fun game as i expect GoW:A to be.....but I think GoW 2 was the peak of the franchise
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Sitris  +   1070d ago
I thought Jaffe only did the first GoW game......
Rainstorm81  +   1070d ago
Yea Jaffe was director for GoW and was creative director for GoW2
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LastXeno  +   1071d ago
Time to let the series go, what more can he do without changing the whole mythology setting?
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Max-Zorin  +   1071d ago
There's nothing left. He killed everything.
rajman  +   1071d ago
Athena? I'd love to see atleast one GOW game on PS4, just because how amazing it would look
Kennytaur  +   1071d ago
There is actually a lot left, but it's lesser known gods, titans and the like.
DigitalAnalog  +   1071d ago
Judging from the reception, most reviewers agree the story and levels just simply do not match up with the previous series. Adding unnecessary storylines just to make GOW for the sake of would most likely destroy the franchise rather than build up on it. Graphics and RAM does not compensate for lack of creative control.

Personally, I figured they should've made GOW: A first before making GOW3. That way, they could implement everything they wanted to do making the final EPIC showdown it's supposed to be.
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Holeran  +   1071d ago
"As if any games studio in the world would be saying ‘oh no, eight gigabytes of GDDR5 memory is not enough’. I mean, holy shit, how are going to use all of that?"

I don't see anyone useing that much ram any time soon if ever.
ILive  +   1071d ago
No more God of War, please. At least for a while. Ssm should work on completely new ips.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1071d ago
GOW:A should have never been on ps3. They should have taken this time to develop it for ps4. That would have at least given people time to miss Kratos and be excited for the game. I feel like they just wanted to get those last big ps3 dollars. Hopefully I don't see another GOW game for atleast 3or more years. Same for Halo, Gears, and Uncharted.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   1071d ago
I'm glad GOWA is on PS3 and I'm excited for it. It's been 3 yrs since a new GOW game for PS3. I rather PS4 start off with GOW4 and end the GOW franchise that way.
Silly gameAr  +   1071d ago
Not sure about you, but I'm pretty excited for GOW A. As long as they keep making them, I'll keep playing them. It's one of my favorite series. Same goes for Gears and Uncharted.
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BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   1071d ago
I like GOW as much as the next guy but I'm not excited at all about this one. To me is just nothing left for Kratos to do. I won't be getting gears this month for the same reason. But I'm not knockin anyone who will enjoy it, its just MY opinion.
Silly gameAr  +   1071d ago
I can respect that, and wasn't trying to attack you. Your comment just seemed more general since you said people instead of you.
Mecca4  +   1071d ago
Kratos needs to have a son, who goes missing ,only to find out that the gods are still very much alive in spirit, and they are behind it, only this time the needs to be older, and smarter, and be cool and still very brutal a change in chracter needs to be done
MoreRPG  +   1071d ago
i love GOW series but i think is time to move on
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SSJBen  +   1071d ago
I think God of War needs a long healthy breather after Ascension.
I was generally done with GoW after Ghost of Sparta... Ascension is already pushing it and I'm making an exception.

So yeah, life or not... Kratos needs to rest and I wouldn't miss him if he doesn't make an appearance on the PS4 either.
ginsunuva  +   1071d ago
If they did make one more they'd have to make one before Kratos is aided by Ares, and includes the big batte and the transition from a swordsman cavalry leader to a chain weilding beast
Felonycarclub8  +   1071d ago
GOW 3 for PS3 - GOW 4 for PS4 :-)
Arai  +   1071d ago
In full 1080p/60fps glory with all the bells and whistles.
It's gonna be mindblowing that's for sure, proper AA, AF and all the other stuff.

Ahh next generation is full of awesome.
Masta Kaos  +   1071d ago
What about Heavenly Sword anyone ??
ShAkKa  +   1071d ago
Hey SM, how about asking the big guns at Sony to grab you the DarkSiders IP? Plwease?!
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