God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams has expressed interest in making a Castlevania game should Konami be willing to outsource the IP. Williams served as the lead game director on the recently released God of War sequel while former lead director Cory Barlog served as the creative director. While the studio says it’s currently working on multiple projects, Williams seems to have his sights set on the popular Konami franchise.
Speaking on a recent Kinda Funny Games Spoilercast, Williams talked about dream projects that he’d like to work on. In a previous interview with LA Times, he stated that he’d be willing to remain committed full-time to the God of War series, though his recent comment on the podcast suggests he’s also interested in other projects. Namely, Williams wants to make a Castlevania game. He urged fans to rally around the idea.
In the podcast, Williams called on fans to “make it happen” but added that he “just got into so much trouble!”
“You guys can make it happen, because you have the audience of the world here… I don’t know what I’m doing next, but if somebody gives me that Castlevania license, we would love to make that.”
Konami recently revealed a number of Silent Hill projects, leaving the fate of its other prized IPs, Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid, up in the air right now. Konami is evidently willing to outsource its IPs to other studios, even Western companies, as Bloober Team is handling the Silent Hill 2 remake while NoCode and Annapurna Interactive are working on Silent Hill: Townfall.
It’s within the realm of possibility for Konami to outsource the Castlevania IP to Sony and Santa Monica Studio, though we imagine those discussions would be tricky. For the time being, Williams’ dream projects might have to remain dreams until Konami makes any official moves to share the IP with Sony. Reports suggest that a Castlevania reboot is currently being developed internally at Konami.
God of War Ragnarok is currently available for PS4 and PS5.
Source: Kinda Funny Games Spoilercast