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God of War has gone gold

Scheduled for release next month, on April 20th, God of War has officially gone gold, meaning the development is complete.

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Scheduled for release next month, on April 20th, God of War has officially gone gold, meaning the development is complete.

Cory Barlog, the game’s director, spoke about the process of creating the game on the PlayStation Blog, saying:

“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.”

Development of the game was first confirmed, at the PlayStation Experience, in 2014. If not a full reboot, the game, simply titled God of War, is a change of pace. It swaps out the Greek mythology of the old games in favour of Norse.

Barlog added to his celebration, a dedication to his father:

“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 look forward to God of War next month.


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Josh is a freelance writer. You’ll find him banging on about the vertices between games and film and music and poetry and books, but don’t let that put you off. He likes games. He likes writing. He also gets the biscuits in.