God of War‘s game director knows exactly how many more games he’d like to make for the series.
It was previously established that game director Cory Barlog has “mulitple games” already conceived for the God of War series, but in a recent Kotaku interview, the director revealed precisely how many. When asked what he currently has mapped out in his head, Barlog definitively responded “five games.” Kotaku followed up with a joking inquiry about the director committing to the series for the next 25 years, considering how long it took to make the recent game, but Barlog expressed that he intends “to figure out how to make these things faster.”
Barlog elaborated on what took up so much development time for this installment, which ideally won’t be as much of a problem for subsequent entries.
“On this one, everything really needed to be redone,” Barlog said, “because we just had torn the engine apart in so many different ways that when we finally brought the team together, everyone realized, ‘OK, this is not where it needs to be.’ So even when you see E3 2016, the rendering engine wasn’t there, the lighting engine was half-there, the atmospheric engine was half-there. The core mechanics were there, but a lot of the way we were streaming and loading everything was still getting worked out, and figuring out how we were going to get it logistically to work. We knew what we wanted, we just didn’t know technologically how we were going to get it in the right order.”
For more on God of War‘s development process, check out Kotaku’s full interview.
In other God of War news, the community recently discovered a fascinating Easter egg based on the recently launched Avengers: Infinity War movie. The secret doesn’t give anything away about the film, but those that haven’t finished God of War should tread lightly.