In an interview with MTV, God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen stated that the franchise is finished with Greek mythology, much to the chagrin of the studio heads. Asmussen’s stance on the future of God of War is pretty surprising. John Hight, director of Product Development at Sony Santa Monica, never imagined the series straying from the world of Greek mythology. Here’s Asmussen’s full statement on the future of GoW:
Greek mythology is finished. That’s what we’ve been saying all along, we’re closing the book on the trilogy and Kratos has obliterated Greek mythology so it just becomes a myth. I don’t know what’s next, to be honest with you, I have no clue, but I wanted to make sure that we had some tools in there that we could kind of resurrect the story and take it some other places.
If you have finished God of War 3, you may agree with Asmussen. Where else could they possibly go? I’m a fan of the series, and I like how the developers used Greek mythology. I just don’t believe it’s possible to create another sequel within the main continuity. Now, I’m sure Sony isn’t quite done yet with Kratos just yet. But they will have to create something that doesn’t just spit in the face of the story built up by the existing trilogy. I’m not opposed to more God of War, but Sony should know when to close the book on the franchise, however successful it may be.
The the release of God of War 3 has garnered Sony a lot of new users, but trying to turn the series into a cash cow is a very slippery slope. Doing so would be incredibly upsetting to fans, no doubt.
Any ideas of where the series could be going? Where would you like to see it go?