God Of War: Atreus And Decisions

Kratos will have to make some decisions regarding his son.

The October issue of the Official UK PlayStation Magazine will have an interview with Cory Barlog, the head of the God of War „reboot” – he returned to Sony Santa Monica. WCCFTech has quoted portions of the interview:

„Just a lot of people were very doubtful of what we were going to do. “This is not God of War; this is going to fall flat, this is bad.”  I said: “Look, I believe in this and if it falls flat, it falls flat, I’m just going to be fully leaping off the cliff.” It’s not like I begrudge them for having that fear because they are very worried that no one’s going to get this and everyone is going to think that this was just ill-advised. But I think that E3 2016 demo bolstered everybody and ignited their spirit and enthusiasm. I watched some reaction videos and a lot of people had the reaction I was hoping for, which was like: ‘Oh my god, that’s such an amazing boss, and…oh wait, that guy’s going to help you…what?’ What I find fascinating about all of this is not just playing to what’s expected, but to always give everybody something to think about while they’re walking away.”

Barlog also talked about Atreus, son of Kratos: „As you move through the game, you make choices about what you, or Kratos, wants for Atreus, about how you’re going to develop each of these characters. When you really extrapolate, it’s like this is about putting loadout and outfits on characters, but when you divorce it from that, and you’re at the moment, you start to realize it’s very similar to that moment in Mad Max when he’s got the can of dog food, and he’s determining whether he’s going to eat all of it and get the energy, or if he’s going to give some of it to the dog, and he’s going to do that because he wants to be able to sleep, and if he has the dog and he’s well fed he can sleep and the dog will warn him if danger approaches. It’s kind of like, you know, it’s sort of, again, like parenting. This idea of making choices for yourself and making choices for your kid, how you’re going to sort of load balance.”

While God of War has no release date yet, the PlayStation 4-exclusive is slated for an early 2018 launch. Until then, a few artworks from Twitter!

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