Many people loved God of War Ragnarok as a nearly perfect sequel to the 2018 God of War, which was a huge success in the gaming world. However, despite the well-rounded conclusion to Kratos’ journey in Norse mythology, it seems that a successor may be in development. The recent instalment in the popular franchise brought about significant changes and may have many more stories to tell.
New God of War: A Sequel or DLC Expansion?
Santa Monica Studio appears to be working on a new project that is related to God of War. The developer’s website posted a new job listing that hints that they could revisit the world they’ve built in the recent GoW games. Rather than a simple expansion or DLC (Downloadable Content) for Ragnarok, the job listing seems to imply that a brand-new game could be in development. Santa Monica Studio is planning on hiring an experienced Combat Designer who will work with the Lead Combat Designers and Directors.
The new hire would work on both the characters and the bosses in-game for a “new unannounced title”. While the Santa Monica Studio job listing explicitly states that the project is for God of War, a notable requirement for the hiring is having “knowledge of God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarök (2022)”. This confirms that the hired person should have either played these titles or know how they function to further build on the mechanics in a new game.
For those unaware, the 2018 iteration and the Ragnarok sequel completely changed how gamers play Kratos. Gone was the top-down view in favour of an over-the-shoulder 3rd person perspective. The games also brought updates to the hack-and-slash gameplay to add more depth to the combat. All of this could be further refined and expanded in a brand-new God of War title. Ragnarok’s ending was open enough to grow the Norse setting and even deal with some unanswered questions. But the story at large is still unknown, and the game might focus on Kratos’ son, Atreus, altogether. Keep in mind that most of this is still speculation, so stay tuned for more updates.