The recent God of War games are amid some of the greatest titles on PS5, and it could be just what someone needs to sway them to pick up the console. However, while players are loving the new God of War Valhalla DLC, others might be longing for a simpler time for the franchise. Now, new rumors claim that a God of War trilogy remaster is in the works.
You really can’t escape the face of Kratos when it comes to the best PS5 games. God of War Ragnarok is one heck of a game for Santa Monica Studio to have in its library, the future of the franchise is wide open following the ending of the Valhalla DLC. But it could be a step back to the past, as The XboxEra Podcast co-founder Nick Baker expresses in a fresh episode that “I’m a person for a long time has bemoaned the direction God of War went somewhat, and have yearned for the hack n’ slash OG God of War games.”
Baker continues, saying that “when I heard this might be happening, I told a friend of mine who also loves the OG God of War games, and they got very excited. And I heard we might be getting the OG God of War trilogy remastered on PlayStation.” Yes, if this rumor comes to fruition, it is possible that PS5 players could be diving back into the first three God of War games that originated back on the PlayStation 2. It is hard to believe that the franchise started all the way back in 2005, which makes us feel very, very old right now.
Far different to the current state of the franchise, the OG God of War games didn’t have the cinematic sheen of the newer games. Instead, it was all about meaty, rip-roaring action (and crude minigames) as Kratos laid waste to everyone and everything in his way. This version of Kratos is an absolute unit, and wasn’t nearly as emotionally mature as the version seen in the PS5 soft-reboot series. We even recommend revisiting the PSP era of God of War before heading into the Valhalla DLC.
Sadly, the extent of the rumor doesn’t beyond the purported existence of this trilogy remaster. Baker says “Now, I’m not 100 percent sure if it will be announced in 2024 and released in 2024 or released in 2025, that part I’m not clear on.” Whether Santa Monica Studio would be at the helm is purely speculatively, but as the franchise’s main custodian since it began, it’d make sense for the studio to be the ones giving the trilogy a new lick of paint.
The notion of the God of War trilogy remaster also arrives alongside rumors that Marvel’s Blade won’t be arriving for at least another 4 years, as GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb details more within this same podcast.