Sony Santa Monica Studio has revealed a slew of new God of War details, including giving players an idea of when the upcoming PS4-exclusive action title is set story-wise.
Speaking in response to fans on Twitter, the game’s director, Cory Barlog, addressed the prospect of Vikings showing up in Kratos’ next adventure, giving us a firm idea of when the game is set. “Our story takes place in a time well before the first Vikings so I don’t see them appearing,” said Barlog.
Elsewhere, he also touched on the series’ penchant for bloodshed, confirming God of War won’t be holding back when it comes to gore: “I like everything to serve the vision/story/world. I don’t see GOW as gore for the sake of gore. It just takes place in a very violent time.”
God of War release date still TBC
God of War was announced during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference alongside a full-blown orchestra, with audiences treated to a lengthy gameplay demo depicting Kratos and his son embarking on a hunt in the forest. This latest installment in the Sony-exclusive franchise eschews the Greek trappings of previous games and instead draws its inspiration from Norse mythology, with Kratos now noticeable older but able to control his infamous rage.
While it was initially believed the God of War 4 PS4 would not feature multiplayer, a recent job posting by Santa Monica Studio suggests otherwise. We do know, however, that the game will feature an in-depth RPG system and that the campaign will be pretty substantial in terms of length. Regardless, we’re still no closer to finding out when God of War will be released, though we expect to hear something at E3 in June.