There will be a complicated synergy going on between Kratos and Atreus.
The interaction between father and son will not be limited to dialogues. Aaron Kaufman, Sony Santa Monica’s (the developers’) marketing producer said in the latest official UK PlayStation Magazine that there will be a dynamic combat with the two, meaning one can react to the other. He explained it with an example: „There’s a really cool move where he [Atreus] jumps on the back enemy’s back, and you hit the Square button, which is for the son, and he’ll jump on the enemy’s back and start firing arrows, and then you can throw your axe. And that’s just one example of the dynamism between him [Kratos] and Atreus.”
Kaufman also confirmed that the new God of War would be a full-fledged sequel to the previous one, and the same universe will be used for it, too, but there’s an „indeterminate” amount of time that has passed since then. Kratos will also be on a „deeply personal quest.”
God of War launches in early 2018, only on PlayStation 4.