God of War director Corey Barlog has sat down with Geoff Keighly to talk about the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, and as a result, we've got some juicy new details. To start with, Barlog confirms that the game isn't open world, despite some speculation from fans. 

However, he does say that there's a "heavier emphasis on exploration", meaning that players can take Kratos off the beaten path during some parts of his journey. "What I really wanted to bring out in this game is this concept of being on a tour bus and being able to pull the string and get off whenever you want and have a look around," Barlog explains. "We really wanted to make Kratos and his son feel like they had to make their way through this very violent, very large world," he adds.

It's sounding like a grand old adventure isn't it? Grab your axe and set sail in the comments section below.