About a month ahead of its 20th April release date, God of War has officially gone gold, meaning development of the game itself is now complete.

The game's director, Cory Barlog, took to the PlayStation Blog to say a few words about his time working on this PS4 exclusive. "This was the scariest, most wonderful thing I have ever done and I can honestly say it would never have been possible without the full-throated support of Sony and the tireless work of the incredible team at Santa Monica Studio. We have been through a lot together and I would not change a thing. You are the best damn team a director could ever hope for and I am thankful beyond words for every ounce of passion and pride you put into this game."

He's clearly very proud of what he and Santa Monica Studio have created, and has an emotional attachment to the game's story and themes. He adds, "Because this story is about fathers and sons, I wanted to thank my father, James Barlog, a source of inspiration and a great writer, who instilled within me the drive to create and the fortitude to survive the difficulties that come with that vocation."

We can't wait to play Kratos' new adventure in a few weeks' time. Are you hyped for God of War? Recall your axe in the comments below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]