God of War players should be sure to check every corner of the game’s lengthy campaign, as it will apparently be chalk full of Easter eggs.
In a recent Q&A, posted to the PlayStation Blog, game director Cory Barlog addressed deep questions about the game’s character and world. During the discussion, Barlog was asked about “little homages” that could be found scattered around the game’s recent preview demo. According to Barlog, there are plenty more where those came from.
“Oh yeah. I’m a lunatic when it comes to that stuff,” Barlog said. “There are secrets and references hidden everywhere. And I mean literally everywhere: We’re talking about physical packaging, menus, load screens when you hit the Options button, and stuff like that.”
“That’s one of the things I hope for a long time after, people saying, ‘Did you know…?’ I think that’s awesome,” he continued. “That’s the fun part about making games. There is a lot of complexity, but that complexity allows us to hide things that are really interesting and some that are really deep cut.”
Some of the nods and secrets Barlog is referencing have already been seen in trailers and demos of the game, such as the shot of pottery artwork depicting Kratos wielding his lost dual blades. While the questions featured in the blog post are highlights, you can also listen to the full 23 minute interview on SoundCloud below.
The game’s recent preview demo gave outlets their first hands-on with the game, starting from its intro. While the demo took players two to three hours to complete, this was only a small fraction of the experience, according to developers. Check out EGM’s main takeaways from the demo in our preview.
God of War is launching April 20th, exclusively on PlayStation 4. The game has also recently gone gold, which makes sense, considering we’re mere weeks from release.
Source: PlayStation Blog