really suprised when first read, but on the other side i can understand sony that they wanted to start with a new ip
Sony wanted to give God of War a much longer rest after previous entry Ascensiondisappointed critically and commercially. The latest issue of Game Informer reveals that the company needed serious convincing in order to give the franchise another shot. “A lot of people throughout the organisation wanted [God of War] to sleep and rest,” Sony Santa Monica boss Shannon Studstill told the magazine.
It was down to God of War II director Cory Barlog to come up with a pitch that could revitalise interest in the franchise, among both fans and the publisher itself. “Even the first pitches I gave, there was that, ‘You've really got to convince me that we should do another one,’” he explained, referring to the internal temperature for the franchise at the time.