It’s getting closer and closer.
As the launch of God of War approaches on April 20th, we’re excited to share some of the options we’ll be able to offer you, to customize your experience.
First off, as you may have read in the recent preview coverage, we offer four difficulty options when you start a new game, in order of easiest to the most challenging:
Give Me A Story: lets you experience the story without too much of a difficult gameplay challenge. You won’t be taking a gondola to the top of the highest peaks in all the Norse Realms, but you will have a far greater margin for error in enemy encounters.
Give Me A Balanced Experience: is the mode we’d recommend most players start with. The name says it all. We’ve tuned it to deliver a balanced, challenging playthrough.
Give Me A Challenge: is harder and less forgiving. It is recommended for players who find action games extremely intuitive, and for confident long-time God of War series veterans who’ve beat past games on harder difficulties.
Give Me God of War: is the sort of thing reserved for people who wrestle polar bears in their undies. Maybe not quite that, but it’s the most difficult mode in the game. We haven’t just made you weaker or enemies stronger; we’ve looked at enemy behaviors and placements in encounters as well, tweaking everything to make it as threatening as possible. Best of all, you cannot change difficulties once you start a game on this mode, so if you suddenly realize you’re in way over your head, you’ll have to start a new game. Don’t be sorry, be better?
The community reaction to the new gameplay footage released last month was hugely rewarding to our team (it’s been a long road!), but we couldn’t help but notice inquiries into whether the UI can be scaled back or turned off.
Immersion Mode – Just The Necessary HUD elements
As Cory mentioned in interviews, we’ve included what we’re calling Immersion Mode. This will cut things down to just the minimal absolute necessary HUD elements. There’s no right or wrong way to play; you’ll certainly have a lot of helpful info close at hand if you’re playing with the HUD fully enabled. But for those fans who are sensitive to the HUD, or perhaps for folks who want to stream or capture and would prefer as little UI as possible, there you go. To enable Immersive UI, it’s as easy as going to the Settings menu, clicking HUD and switching HUD Mode to Immersive. Yes, that means you can toggle it on and off while you play!
As the launch of God of War approaches on April 20th, we’re excited to share some of the options we’ll be able to offer you, to customize your experience.”
In addition to this, we’ve added an extra mode that allows
you to customize which of these HUD elements you want ON, OFF or enabled via
the touch pad which brings up that element for a short duration. This will
enable players to truly customize their experience by adjusting visibility to
HUD elements like enemy health bars, compass and enemy off screen indicators.
Whether you’re on PS4 Pro or PS4, we’re confident you will have an amazing experience. It’s been a long road to get here, but we’re just days away now. On behalf of the entire team here, thank you for all your support leading up to this. We can’t wait until the game is in your hands!
God of War is GOLD! Going gold means so much to our Creative Director and to our whole studio - a long and exhausting journey filled with laughs, arguments, and a healthy dose of fear – with a side of doubt.
Our PS4 Pro Bundle
We are excited to announce that a Limited Edition God of War PlayStation 4 Pro bundle will launch alongside the game on April 20, 2018. This special bundle features a fully customized PS4 Pro console inspired by Kratos’ Axe, a Leviathan Gray DualShock 4 wireless controller with insignia, a physical copy of God of War and digital content.
War on the Floor
Discover how we created an immersive half-time experience at the Golden State Warriors game through the eyes of Kratos and Atreus using projection mapping.
April 20th, 2018
First, let me say that this is my favorite release day of my entire career. If I live to be a hundred, I do not think I will be able to top this release day. This has been a long journey just to reach this point so it is a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end.