God of War 2 Hinted by Narrative Director Sony Santa Monica
Sony may have been quiet about his upcoming exclusive projects, though that doesn’t mean his teams are idle. There may be another huge release in the Horizon apart from the imminent release o The Last of Us 2,. God of War 2, whoever?
A few days ago, narrative animator Sony Santa Monica, Kim Newman posted on Twitter a photo of her posing in a mocap costume, hinting at an in-studio project. If that doesn’t scream War 2 god then we don’t know what it is. Although there is nothing to indicate at this point that the game is being developed, Sony has a great opportunity to invest in some exclusive first-party high-quality.
Metacritic recently released Top Games of the Decade for its users, including 3 exclusive Playstation 4: Bloodborne (6), The Last of Us (1) and, of course, God of War (8). Making the jump toward the next generation of Playstation 5 consoles, God of War 2 will, to say the least, be a system seller.
Newman’s image is the first hint that there might be a sequel to God of War and it’s justification enough for fans to get the hype train primed. In the comment section the animator gave nothing away, pointing at a super-secretive project.
Even though God of War 2 is in production, it will most probably not be available at launch. Such a wide release would require a great testing period, even if the game is already in post-production. Games like The Last of Us 2 and Final Fantasy 7, however, will keep us busy until the release is complete.
If there’s enough indication of where the previous game left is, God of War 2 will focus more on Atreus and his newly found abilities. Hints around the internet also point out that the relationship between Kratos and Faye is a key theme, so we could get some flashback action as well.
Whatever the case, sooner or later we know for a fact that we’re going to sequel. If you haven’t already played God of War or you’re missing out on one of the best games this generation had to offer.