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‘God of War’ Director On Why Single Player Games are Awesome: “Deliver on the Promise”

It seems like multiplayer games have steadily been taking over the gaming industries and it would appear that the singleplayer game is slowly being extinct. However while not particularly at the forefront, singleplayer games are definitely still out there and just as great as they’ve always been.

God of War, a new Sony Interactive Entertainment game from Santa Monica Studio, looks to be not only of high quality but also currently has a humongous marketing campaign advertising it, to remind gamers everywhere that the AAA single player game is far from dead. God of War director Cory Barlog sat down for an interview with US Gamer to discuss why single-player games are still awesome:

“Accessibility, pick up and play, fun. Deliver on the promise on the back of the box. That’s why single-player games are awesome. I still feel like I have that experience that I had in school where would be like, ‘I can’t wait to get home. I’m going to get transported into this whole other world.’ The fantastic fantasy movies from the ’80s are still inspirations, like The Neverending Story. People look at me funny when I say it’s an inspiration and are like, ‘But that’s a kid’s movie.’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’s an amazing movie!’ It’s an amazing complete world that is painting this fantastic picture of a world we don’t know. Legend, Labyrinth, Ladyhawk—any movie from the ’80s that had an ‘L’ in it. These movies were formative to me. And they still inspire me.”

God of War is currently set to be released on April 20th, a PlayStation 4 exclusive. It’s currently set to retail at about $59.99 USD.

Do you plan on buying God of War when it comes out? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!


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