One of the most beloved PlayStation4 action games of all time, God of War, was released one year ago and to celebrate the games first birthday, Sony is holding a weeklong party. The party kicks off with a free dynamic theme for the PS4 that shows Kratos and Atreus in the Lake of Nine. Sony plans to follow this up with a new PS4 Avatar set for God of War on the 17th of April. Images can be found on the PlayStation Blog.
The Future is Bright
Shannon Studstill, the head developer of God of War at Sony Santa Monica, agrees that the future is bright, and hopes to continue creating “games whose art reflects life, life reflects art, with stories we want to resonate for years to come.”
No DLC though
While Sony Santa Monica has a long journey ahead, unfortunately for those who have been clamoring for a DLC to God of War, they are not going to get it. The critical and commercial success of the game, notwithstanding that it swept award after award at the BAFTAs, is not enough to convince them to make one. Game Director Cory Barlog confirmed this again on Twitter, where he states clearly, that “there is no DLC coming for the game. Sorry.”
The idea of a DLC was first floated by Barlog back in January of 2019, but it was deemed “too ambitious,” leading to the project getting scrapped before it even got off the ground. In terms of scope and scale, Barlog made comparisons to “Uncharted Lost Legacy” which was a DLC big enough to warrant a standalone release.
A Risk Worth Taking?
Considering that the team at Sony Santa Monica took a huge risk and leap of faith in making God of War, I feel that the success of God of War would have made a DLC offering for this title a worthwhile endeavor – even more so if it was “too ambitious.” That is what God of War was, and is: A huge studio defining gamble that ultimately paid off for developers and fans alike.