God of War‘s developers are taking us on a journey through the artwork behind Kratos’ latest adventure, celebrating the game’s stunning visual design and explaining how it came it be.
This celebration of God of War‘s artwork was recently posted to the PlayStation Blog. The feature starts with links that will take fans to two different ArtStation pages, one themed on environment design and lighting, and the other highlighting character art, animation, and visual effects. These pages honor the talented artists that worked on God of War, with unique views of the game’s world and characters attributed to the various creators. A third link to an ArtStation page highlighting concept art will be added to the blog sometime soon.
Back on the PlayStation Blog, these links are followed by a feature focusing on three elements of God of War, with in-depth breakdowns covering how they were designed. The three elements are the dragon Hræzlyr, the Valkyries, and the elf realm of Alfheim, with developer comments in each section detailing the inspirations and design ideas that brought these characters and setting to life in the game. The developer stories behind each of these elements go even deeper on the official God of War website, with links on the blog post should fans want to explore further.
The blog post also touches on developer Santa Monica Studio’s first ever photo mode contest, which starts today, June 22nd. God of War players can enter by tweeting out their best images to @SonySantaMonica with the hashtags #GOWPhotoModeContestEntry and #PS4Share. Participants have until July 6th to submit their work.
In other God of War news, Sony finally announced that the game will see a New Game Plus mode, giving fans a fresh opportunity to experience the game’s amazing visuals all over again. Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date for the mode just yet.
Source: PlayStation Blog