The upcoming God of War movie might introduce major changes to the story of main character Kratos as gamers know it because the team handling the franchise at Sony is giving the script writers working on it full creative freedom.
Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the pair who is handling the movie project, tell Shock Till You Drop that their main aim is to make sure that God of War is more than just a clone of Clash of the Titans and Immortals.
They state, “Those movies can inform the God of War to step in a more bold direction. Not to join those ranks, but to stand head and shoulders apart like other reinventions have done within that genre. The satisfying element is to look at those movies as a commentary on the genre and now say something different.”
“Sony games, you think they’d be sacred about the origin story and all of that, but they were encouraging us to make it different from those movies and if that means going in dramatic shifts, they were cool of it. And they’re involved,” their pair adds.
It seems that the God of War movie will explore the origins of Kratos and will show fans exactly how he became involved in his fight against the gods, with future installments in the series detailing the actual conflict.
At the moment, Sony is working on a new God of War title called Ascension, which is supposed to arrive exclusively on the PlayStation 3 in the middle of March 2013.
The game will also tackle the early adventures of Kratos and will introduce multiplayer battles to the series for the first time.
Up to eight gamers will join two teams which pledge their allegiance to various deities and then use weapons and combos in order to take control of a map.