As you might have seen yesterday, a new gameplay trailer for God of War: Ragnarok debuted yesterday, giving us an idea of what’s in store for the next time around with Kratos and a slightly older Atreus. But what’s interesting here is who’s behind the camera to give it to us.
Cory Barlog, who directed God of War II years ago and the God of War reboot in 2018, isn’t directing the sequel. That’s not to say he isn’t involved with the team, but he’s passed the directing baton on to Eric Williams.
“The important thing for us is to be able to get a fresh perspective each time, but also a fresh pair of legs in the sense that you’re really exhausted at the end of finishing one of these things, so you’ve got to con somebody else into doing it,” Barlog explained with a bit of jest. “Like him!”
Williams then spoke on what he hopes to bring to the new God of War project. “From my point of view, we want to tell a very heartfelt and epic story as a father and son on a journey,” he said. “They kind of struggle with holding on to stuff and letting go, that’s a very difficult human condition that we all deal with. We want to arrive at that by taking slices of life, or family drama if you will, and juxtapose that against a big Norse backdrop. And at the end, we just want to have an ending that feels very surprising yet inevitable based on all those things.”
We wish the team the best of luck. While Ragnarok doesn’t have a release date, it’s hopeful we’ll see it sometime next year.
Haven’t watched the new footage yet? See it below!
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