During the World Wide Studios Town Hall panel at PlayStation Experience Sony Santa Monica Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman was asked why the studio keeps working on God of War games.
Kratos is great in the hands of Santa Monica why change it.
Especially when Cory Barlog making it.
its like ifistbrowni said. The games keep selling just like mario for nintendo and master chief for MS. When there is a decline in popularity is when you start to see either a reinvention of the character or a decision to put that character on hiatus. God of war is my favorite of the playstation franchises just as halo is for xbox. The day comes when there is no more kratos or MC is going to be a very dark day for me.
Because it keeps selling. Simple as that. It has nothing to do with anything else. Kratos can be the coolest character ever, but if the game doesn't turn a profit then they wont make it anymore. Its a business.
Yeah, that was a stupid question. Why a studio keeps working on a successful game? I hope whoever asked that question also asked the other studios why they keep making the games that they do.
Because sometimes. You listening, anon? Because sometimes, us consumers like it when, stick with me here, when these things called "new ideas" are put out on the market. And sometimes we even prefer it when, rather than a talented studio making the same game for a console generation and a half, we get to have a new and innovative experience.
I'd like to see SSM do a new game that is NOT a GoW game.
Implying that they're not.I mean it's not like they have 3 teams at the studio..
i wasn't implying anything - i was just saying what I'd hoped they'd do.
They're working on something else that isn't GOW, by the way. Not Stig's canceled game, obviously, but something else entirely.
Me too, I wish for an RPG or something. I don't want them to endlessly just make God of War games.
Well GG new IP is a 3rd person RPG.
They just had 4 games at the conference and that's not counting the upcoming Everybodys Gone to Rapture or God of War or whatever else they are working on.
Why wouldn't they? They bring cash and are always great games. I'm wondering that Cory's gonna do with the new God of War though. As much as I'd prefer a reboot with new animations and such, I am still curious what happened to Kratos at the end of 3. Where the hell did his body go?
No more God of War and Kratos. Let it end. Start a whole new story with new mythology other than Greek, and another main character.
I'd prefer another mythology/animations/combat system myself (I'm agreeing with you and Enemy above). With all of the Gods (minor ones withstanding, I guess) murdered and Kratos ending things himself, why come back? If it's more of the same, I'll be giving it a pass.
But its really no different from many other franchises. Call of Duty has the same basic gameplay, as well as Metal Gear, Assassin's Creed, Hitman, Uncharted, Smash Bros, Halo, etc. Many of these games are just more of the same in a different local but they're still enjoyable...at least to me.
@raWofdog, I can respect that. I see your point for the most part, actually. Call of Duty isn't much of a surprise though, it being an annual franchise (like Assassin's Creed) with Activision as a publisher. I think some of the core mechanics can and should stay the same, but it needs to be very constructive to keep it fresh. For me, Metal Gear Solid is all about sneaking, but the gameplay has changed A LOT since its beginnings. I think 1 and Sons of Liberty are most similar, but 3 introduced some very out-there mechanics as far as the series goes. 4 was pretty different from 3 too and V is another beast altogether. Can't say much about Hitman since I haven't really gotten into them, but Uncharted, Smash, and Halo I can agree mostly. Smash might get a bit of a pass though since it's about adding new characters and balances (as fighting games are ones to do). Maybe I'm just holding SSM to a certain standard. I guess what I'm saying is, given SSM's portfolio, I know they can get creative. There's new technology in the PS4 and I'd love to see them get messy coming up with something amazing. Maybe if another studio handled a spin-off set in another mythology with some gameplay changes, I'd be content.
Or you could just play another game...
man im good with more gow! but don't worry people they have more them one team im sure new ips are coming
I'd like to see one for Vita.
They keep making them because they're awesome.
Cause God of War games get good reviews, they sell well, set visual standards and GOW is one of Sony's showcase franchises.
The scale of the boss fights & action are incredible in this series... I got caught up with it on PS3 with the big collection pack! I now see why so many people regard GOW as such a great franchise! The PS3 versions have me craving for a new one... The new tech can only do this franchise more and more justice... It can only get sweeter!
For those that say no more GOW, I say GO AWAY!! This is my favorite franchise. Or at least my top 3 franchises. I could never get enough. I'd like to see them continuously improve on what works, but to stop making GOW entirely? That would be tragic for me. There have only been 4 console GOW games. And 2 of those were PS2 games. We still haven't seen Kratos vs Achilles yet. lol
I don't think anyone's saying no more God of War, but that they should try to do something different. Barlog of all people would be the best bet for good things since I think we mostly agree II was the best of the series. I don't mind a new God of War at all! It's sells well and it has a big following, but I'm totally for changing up the formula a little bit.
Yea it's kinda like, if you change it up too much, then is it still GOW? Besides the Kratos story isn't quite finished. There was a bit of a cliff hanger after GOW3. And there was a bit of a teaser in GOW Ascension to a possible sequel. I wouldn't mind them doing something else either. I can agree with you there. They do have multiple teams after all. But there have been a lot of people saying they've had enough of Kratos. That's who I was referring to.
Just like any other console developers keep making games! Money, the game establishes a fanbase following and, many of those following that specific game consider it to be good! This game goes along the same guidelines that other franchises follow on other competing consoles. No different than the Zelda's, Mario's, Halo's, Gears of War's or the Uncharted game's. The only comparitive difference these games I just listed, is that they are exclusive to their maker consoles Sony platforms (God of War, Uncharted)! Microsoft's platforms (Halo, Gears of War)! Nintendo's platforms (Zelda, Mario)!
It is a multi miilion dollar franchise, if you can keep it fresh and make money from it, why not? I would love to see a PS4 God of War
Because I want more Same reason for halo for people.
I WANT MOAR!! GIVE ME MOAR KRATOS!!!!
maybe because it sell more unit in states then uncharted, gt and tlou
I thought what a hater when the asked the panel this at the AMA.I mean seriously God of War is one of the best story driven game series ever made. I loved how the guy right after him asked "When is the next one" Made me smile....
Because it brings money Because the fans wants it Because it's one of best sony 1st party franchise that showcase Playstation tech Because Kratos himself is one of the most popular icon / mascot for Playstation Seriously, i don't understand why some people want Sony to stop producing God of War. The franchise got critical responses and really important for Sony / Playstation just like Mario for Nintendo and Halo for MS. Of course i want SSM to produce a new IP. But they kinda did it with their collaboration projects. So if i want to play SSM games that doesn't have Kratos, i just play Hohokum, Fat Princess, etc.
I love gow, but like all gods are dead. Plus gameplay is getting tiring. Maybe if they improve an multiplayer it'll be a really great addition to genre but the multi needs to be so much better than last game. Also I'd like it to rather be more open(like uncharted4 is doing) or open world itself. I think Kratos in open world would really bring back the tiredness of the genre. At least for me. I'll probably buy it anyway as its God oh war but I hope it's at least semi open or semi open world.
I'm not so sure with semi / open world idea. GoW already have some backtracking to previous area where we need to use key or solve some puzzle to open and continue the next area. If they make it as semi / full open world than i'm fear it will disjoint the story pace. Personally, i'm happy if they use a new myth, put more challenging puzzles and bosses, and make the combat more intense by forcing player to use anything they can find rather than relying solely to the blade of chaos.
They should just make a reason kratos has to go and find people to take the place of all the gods he's killed and some new threat/magic reason with some new enemies/bosses to face in his way.
God of War isn't my favorite franchise but I have bought them all and enjoyed every single one of them. The Greek mythology is interesting, Kratos a great character and the bosses are huge!
Isn't Barlog supposed to be working on something new? So he's working on god of war?
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