It seems as though the God of War series could potentially end up tackling whichever mythology Santa Monica Studio fancies. In a new video interview with Game Informer, Cory Barlog and Shannon Studstill (creative director and studio head, respectively) shed some more light on the latest entry, and hint at where the series might wander next.
Barlog says, "The Greek games were the Greek era of God of War. Moving on, the next mythological sort of belief system [Kratos] interacts with will be that era as well, so it became the Norse era of God of War. But we may end up going on to the Egyptian era, and the Mayan era, and so on and so forth, so many different eras we could potentially go to."
It's an interesting quote, as Barlog clearly has a lot of ideas for the series moving forward. It sounds as though, if they can keep convincing Sony to make new God of War games, they have enough potential material to work with for as long as they'd like.
Still, let's not get too ahead of ourselves. The rest of the interview is great, as the pair move on to speak about why they decided to move away from Greek mythology, how they're trying to humanise Kratos and tell a more rounded story, and how the game builds on what was laid down by the original games. A quote about the game's new direction caught our interest, too: "...we have a diversity of memorable moments that is far greater than we've ever had in previous games." In other words, huge, adrenaline-fueled action sequences won't be the only set pieces. There are also going to be some more emotional, slower moments, which will hopefully help pace the game nicely between the two extremes.
What do you think? Would you be up for future God of War games potentially heading to other mythologies? Take a look at the interview, and let us know what you make of it in the comments below.