Is Cory Barlog Already Referring To The Next God of War Game!?

No, we’re not talking about the recently released God of War: Ragnarök, but what may come after it.


Sony Santa Monica Studio creative director Cory Barlog is already hinting at the next God of War game. The franchise is in the same situation as Capcom’s Resident Evil: although the latest installment (in Resi’s case, Resident Evil: Village, and within that, the Shadows Of Rose DLC) concludes the current story arc, the franchise itself doesn’t end, so even after God of War: Ragnarok, Kratos will still be fighting. (And maybe Atreus too, who knows?)

Barlog, who is also known as the director of 2018’s God of War, responded to a player’s comment on Twitter (who said that the ending of God of War: Ragnarök seemed rushed, especially with Jörmungandr), “In the 2018 game Kratos, Atreus, and Freya discuss Jormy [Jormungandr] when riding the gondola before going to Alfheim. She talks about how Jormy just appears one day, and no one knows why/how. In Ragnarök, we close that loop connecting it to Loki. But how he got back in time… well… that’s a story for another game,” Barlog wrote.

It is not the first time Barlog has hinted at the future of the series. After God of War was released on PlayStation 4 on April 20, 2018, he posted several tweets with a hidden message for God of War: Ragnarök. Based on his recent response, it’s probably fair to assume that the next installment in the series will be about Loki. Even if it does, we’ll have to wait three years for it because the development of a AAA game can’t be rushed (and it’s a fact that almost four years passed between God of War and God of War: Ragnarök, there was a pandemic in between). Attention, spoilers in the next paragraph!

In God of War: Ragnarök, there’s a side quest to remember a young developer, Jake Snipes, who died at the age of 20 due to epilepsy. He loved to bake and had a great relationship with his colleague Sam Handrick. Handrick suggested that a heart with Snipes’ initials should be placed between the Norse runes. Eric Williams, the game’s director, thought about it, and the result is Across the Realms. It is a rendition of the ballad of Jari and Somr. Pick up the cookbook at their home, The Eternal Campfire, and the game will use the heart to indicate the location of the ingredients needed. Handrick hopes that “we all take the time to find our campfire and make a recipe that makes us feel at home.”

Source: PSL, PSL

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