The new God of War "is not a mere reset, it is a fresher reimagining"

The video game, despite the change of era, is still starring Kratos.

Cory Barlog, the director of God of War, has spoken through the official PlayStation blog about the new installment of the series and how the changes of time affect a new story of Kratos in a totally different environment than usual.

'Everything changes, all places change. Change is an essential part of life. In the development world, creative change is the explosion that transforms what is good enough into truly memorable, "explains Barlog." Santa Monica Studio began the journey of creating a new God of War many years ago. All of us realized that it was an honor and a great responsibility to create a different, better and even more memorable experience than what had been seen before. I realized early on that we had to make changes to every aspect of the game. "

"I knew that I didn't want to just do a 'reboot' of the franchise, retelling the original story. I wanted to 'reimagine' the gameplay mechanics, give players a fresh perspective and a new experience while diving deeper into Kratos' emotional journey to explore the complex drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes the decision. to change, "he commented.

"For Kratos, this change means changing the cycle of violence, mistrust and disappointment that his family, the Greek Pantheon, perpetuated for so long. That cycle led to a series of bad decisions: the deal with Ares, the murder of his family, and a fierce descent into madness and revenge that ended with the epic destruction of Olympus. It also means learning how to control his rage, the huge and turbulent monster that lives with him, leading him down dark paths. Kratos needs to figure out how to put the monster in the box again, when to let out or leave inside the box, that monster. Kratos' rage has caused him to make many bad decisions in his life, so he was fascinated to see what would happen if he made a good decision. How would it be? What would you do to walk this difficult and unfamiliar road? And most importantly, why would I do this? "

"The last question got its answer in my own life with the birth of my son, an event that transformed me tremendously and made me think about all kinds of changes in my life. It is hard for the life of a human to face a true change, but something that can really motivate you is the fact of having to be responsible for life, and especially for the life of our son. The weight of that responsibility drives the instinct for protection, wanting to prevent repeating all the mistakes of our past. There are no limits or adversary that we do not want to defeat, to be better ... for them ", continued the creative. "Once the decision to change is made, things are really interesting for Kratos and for all of us here at Santa Monica Studios. The path to creating a new God of War seems like an endless ascension to a huge and impossible mountain, full of devastating mistakes and sweet successes. "