If you haven’t played the most recent Sony Santa Monica outing, that headline might confuse you, so let me fill you in. God of War on the PS4 brings back the grumpy Spartan Kratos, but takes the story in a bold and refreshing new direction. The game opens with Kratos in the lands of Norse mythology, having fled his bloody past in Greece.
Kratos and Faye met at some point in his journey, and had a son. I won’t reveal too much more than to say that at the beginning of the game, Faye has died, and Kratos and his son must go on a journey to spread her ashes on the highest peak in all the realms. Faye is a pretty mysterious character, as we never actually see her. There are some interesting reveals about the past of both her and Kratos, but not much else. And it seems like Sony Santa Monica wants to change that for the better.
“Faye was the one I identified with the most,” said Barlog in an interview with PlayStation Access. And according to Barlog, Faye is incredibly important. “You get to understand that she has way more power than all of them and is actually the controller of so much in this universe… I don’t know how we’re going to tell this or when we’re going to tell this, but I really want to tell the story of Kratos and Faye meeting.”
God of War is out now for PlayStation 4. The game found surprising success when it was launched, topping sales charts across the board. Thanks to inventive gameplay changes and tweaks that brought the franchise into the modern era, it was well-received by gamers. The incredibly engrossing story also helped sell the experience. Sadly though, there was no DLC based on that incredible story.
The game did get future updates like a photo mode, New Game+ and other addon content, but no story-based DLC was released. The reason was that the publisher and developer seemingly couldn’t come to an agreement on how to scale back the ambitious plans Barlog had in mind. So if we do see Kratos again, expect it to be a grand old adventure.