Any God of War fan in the crowd of this past weekend’s Golden State Warriors basketball game received a special surprise when the court was transformed into a God of War promotion at half-time.
The Golden State Warriors played the San Antonio Spurs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on Saturday, February 10th. While the game may have been exciting, its biggest highlight was arguably at half-time, when the arena went dark and a scene inspired by Kratos and Atreus’ upcoming adventure was projected onto the court. Presented from an isometric perspective, the scene followed the duo as they faced down a variety of enemies from the upcoming game while falling through a cavern layer after layer.
The event was made possible by projection mapping, which a subsequent post to the PlayStation Blog explains as using “ultra-bright video projectors together with powerful media server engines to paint vivid imagery complete with sense of motion and depth directly onto large surfaces.” The video of the half-time presentation that accompanied the blog post can be seen below.
On the subject of sports-related God of War news, the game’s director recently gave an interview with GamesRadar in which he compared the combat in the upcoming action-adventure game to FIFA. While it would make for a more understandable comparison, the actual game does not feature a combat perspective like the presentation above. Instead, Barlog meant it in that both games have action that may seem repetitious on the surface, but is deeply complex underneath.
God of War is slated to launch April 20th, exclusively on PlayStation 4. Several special editions are currently confirmed for the game’s launch, in addition to a potential console bundle and unique controller design that were recently leaked.
Source: PlayStation Blog