God of War was one of the smash hits last year, as well as selling over 5 million in the first month that it was released, God of War also managed to win the Game of the Year. Many many more copies of the game have been sold as well, reaching over 9 million by August last year. PlayStation also managed to sell 50.7 million PS4 games. I am sure a nice chunk of those will be God of War sales.
If you have played the game you will know why it is so popular, the satisfying gameplay along with an incredible story and characters you actually care about create an incredible experience. One thing that people do have a problem with is the length of the game. Many players wishing that it was much longer than it currently is. This is probably the best problem that a game can have along with being too fun that you forget to do real life things. What some players suggested to help rectify the ‘length of the game problem’ is for God of War to release some DLC for the game. As the months rolled on there was no news of any DLC coming anytime soon and today the God of War Director finally revealed to IGN why there isn’t any and why there probably won’t be any God of War DLC in the future. Here is what he had to say:
There was a time when I wrote a couple of DLCs that we were talking about. Ok, what if we did release some other stuff after?
You know, there are interesting ideas but I think the amount of time we’d have to put into it, it would start to end up kinda like a Left Behind or a First Light kinda thing where it’s just so big…like Lost Legacy of something like that.
I think I have a difficulty with the lower ambition portion, that I end up [saying] ‘maybe it’s a little too big!
These comments were referring to a a couple of games – The Last of Us: Left Behind, inFamous: First Light, and Uncharted: Lost Legacy.
In short barlog’s ideas for God of War DLC would have taken too long to make and the hype for the game would have moved onto the next huge game by that point.
However, this could mean that these ideas could be even more fleshed out and made into a complete game as opposed to a DLC. This is what I want, a world where ideas are fleshed out and completed to their full potential rather than leaving me with a feeling of wanting more and more.
F*ck the DLC, give me another God of War game instead.