Bonnie Jean Mah, the former narrative director of the Gears of War franchise at The Coalition, has officially joined God of War developer Santa Monica Studio. She will serve as the new narrative director at the PlayStation studio, potentially overseeing the story of whatever comes next in the God of War franchise.
Bonnie Jean Mah announced the news via Twitter/X, saying “ALL RIGHT, let’s do this…I’m SO excited to share my news: I’ve joined Santa Monica Studio as a Narrative Director. I’m beyond thrilled to be working with this team and studio. LET’S GOOOOO.”
According to her LinkedIn profile, Mah first joined The Coalition back in 2019 as the Gears of War franchise Narrative Lead before being promoted to Narrative Director. She left the studio in early 2022 to join TiMi Montreal (Tencent Games), also serving as a Narrative Director before finally landing at Santa Monica Studio.
ALL RIGHT, let's do this…I'm SO excited to share my news: I’ve joined @SonySantaMonica as a Narrative Director. I’m beyond thrilled to be working with this team and studio. LET’S GOOOOO pic.twitter.com/hCOZEtvBEB
— Bonnie Jean Mah (@BonnieJeanMah) November 21, 2023
As for the future of the God of War franchise, it’s anyone’s guess where it will be going next. Fans believe that a certain item in God of War Ragnarok might’ve teased the possibility of Kratos heading to Ancient Egypt next to face its pantheon of gods.
Reports began to gain traction last month about Ragnarok potentially receiving some sort of DLC or “half-sequel” similar to Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. While the story is unknown, some believe that we might play as Atreus and bridge the gap between the Norse saga of games and whatever mythology, be it Egyptian or not, comes next. The latest rumour claims that this DLC will be announced at The Game Awards this December, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
In related news, Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski previously stated that he’d love a God of War-style reboot for the Gears franchise.
Source: Bonnie Jean Mah