God of War Ragnarok Trilogy Two Games Cory Barlog

God of War Norse Saga Trilogy Was Considered Before Ragnarok

Developer Sony Santa Monica Studio once considered breaking up the current Norse saga of God of War games into a trilogy before creative director Cory Barlog insisted on making it two games. This news comes from a recent behind-the-scenes video showcasing the development of God of War Ragnarok.

According to the video, the team at Santa Monica Studio debated for a while about whether or not to make the current God of War Norse saga a trilogy. However, after consulting with Barlog, the director insisted on keeping it contained to two games instead. “Whether the Norse saga was going to be a trilogy or just two games was something we debated a lot,” said lead writer Rich Gaubery. “There were obviously pros and cons for either approach. So we waited for Cory Barlog to weigh in, and he did. And he said, ‘let’s do it in two’.”

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Senior producer for the narrative Ariel Angelotti weighed in on how the studio had to complete the story for Ragnarok, hitting several important story beats. This made Ragnarok “bigger than what we initially envisioned. There’s a lot of important story moments that we needed to cover,” according to Angelotti.

God of War Ragnarok will be the conclusion of the current Norse storyline started with 2018’s God of War. Previously, the Greek mythology-based God of War games encompassed a mainline trilogy as well as three spin-offs: two PSP titles, Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, and a prequel in God of War Ascension.

It’s unclear where Sony plans to take the God of War franchise next after the conclusion of Ragnarok, though we’ll have to wait and see exactly where the road takes us in the next game.

God of War Ragnarok releases on 9 November 2022 for PS4 and PS5. Have a look at the full behind-the-scenes video below.

Source: PlayStation

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