The lights are on
The God of War: Ascension team is done with DLC for the game's multiplayer component, and is moving onto "other projects". The servers will remain active and monitored receiving fixes when necessary, but there won't be any new content additions to the game.
The last patch to the game will be a balance adjustment, and will hit when the game is made available as a digital download later this month on October 15.
To read our review of God of War: Ascension, head here.
[Source: PlayStation Blog, via: CVG]
Our Take"Other projects" is very vague. It could be an entirely new project, which I think would be exciting, or it could be more God of War. The latter of those two options is the less exciting one, but I certainly wouldn't say no to a next-gen God of War on PlayStation 4.
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i ... forgot that was a thing
Ascension was weird!
Awesome.... but just weird.
My disappointment with Ascension has only increased since its release. The multiplayer component only kept me interested for a short while, as well. I actually lent the game to a friend who recently told me that he never finished it. His reason: "[he] was going to... but, eh". Which has only reminded me that I never even bothered to ask for it back after he told me that.
Here's hoping that easter egg in Ascension is hinting at a new IP with the quality of the first 5 GoW's.
I have not yet played Ascension, though I probably will soon, but I still agree that the series needs a nice long break. I love the series and consider GOW II one of my favorite games of all time but the story definitely feels stale at this point. Ideally, Jaffe or Barlog would return to the project and give it the kick in the ass that it really needs. Maybe expand the story to other mythologies-Jaffe had a great idea about this possibility a while back-or push Kratos' story forward in a meaningful way with a proper sequel. But please, no more multiplayer or unnecessary prequels. I don't care if it takes five years: do it right or don't do it at all.
A next-gen God of War would be cool, but I'd rather see them move on and create something new.
It's strange how GoW and GoW parallel eachother on the different systems. Each game was better than the last, up until the point they tried to do a prequel, which was not nearly as well received as the other iterations.
Kratos gave the Playstation and gaming an amazing and formidable icon to behold with high standards for games.
He deserves a hero's rest
I agree that Ascension was the weaker addition to the series, but it was still heck of a lot of fun... I'm not complaining if they kill off GoW or start something new.