The new God of War might bring the series to PS4, but it won’t include a multiplayer mode, which was first seen in God of War: Ascension. Director Cory Barlog confirmed that to Spanish gaming website Level Up (via GameTransfers).
Barlog also confirmed to Level Up that God of War won’t be Kratos’s last game and that his son knows he’s a demigod but isn’t aware of his past. Level Up reports that the upcoming PS4 game will run at 30 FPS. We’ve contacted Sony to confirm this information.
God of War: Ascension’s multiplayer was described as lacking “originality and compelling mode” by GameSpot critic Mark Walton. He said, “Like most multiplayer modes tacked onto a largely single-player adventure, it’s not something you’re likely to play more than once, and only then out of morbid curiosity.”
Barlog recently spoke to GameSpot about the challenge of making people take Kratos seriously. He also joined us on our live E3 stage show to talk aboutreinventing Kratos and the series’ perspective, in addition to why the angry Spartan can find himself in the middle of Norse mythology.
We learned last week that God of War PS4 will be set after the events of third game, and it won’t feature an open world–though Barlog did say it was “open.” It also won’t feature the original Kratos voice actor, T.C. Carson. The role has instead been taken over by Stargate SG-1 actor Christopher Judge.