Cory Barlog Teases New God of War Game

Santa Monica's creative director, Cory Barlog hints at a new game in the God of War Series. Warning: spoilers for God of War Ragnarok.


Cory Barlog, creative director of Santa Monica Studio, is already hinting at the next God of War game. The saga was never intended to finish with Ragnarok, but the present narrative arc has concluded, much to the disappointment of those fans who had anticipated a trilogy.

The latest instalment in the Playstation’s long-running franchise, God of War Ragnarok has become a massive success but the GOW Ragnarok ends with Ragnarok. And, while each character, from Freya to Sindri to Kratos and Atreus, had their own climax, tying up loose ends, there is one ending that left many wondering – Jörmungandr.

Jormungandr, the world serpent, reappears in Ragnarok to inform Atreus about Loki and Ragnarok, then plays a role in the climactic disaster before disappearing back into time. At least one fan was unhappy with Jormungandr’s absence from the tale, informing Barlog explicitly that they believed it was a hint that the Norse God of War saga should’ve been told over three games.

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As spotted by Comicbook, In a recent Twitter debate, Barlog addressed a fan’s concern over the last moments of God of War Ragnarok. While explaining what happens in Ragnarok at this point, Barlog admitted that not all of the answers to this situation had been handled. Saying that, he indicated that these disclosures will be investigated in “another game.” While Barlog has not added much about the new game, it can be expected that the God of War series is not supposed to end with Ragnarok.

“It’s cool you don’t like it. No worries,” Barlog responded. “But in the 2018 game Kratos, Atreus and Freya discuss Jormy when riding the gondola before going to Alfheim. She talks about how Jormy just appears one day and no one knows why/how. In Ragnarok, we close that loop connecting it to Loki.”

Barlog followed up that tweet by saying “but how he got back in time… well… that’s a story for another game.”

Ragnarok finishes the Norse saga, which Santa Monica Studio was mindful of accomplishing in only two games in order to avoid dragging it out for 15 years or more. However, Barlog’s tweet has sparked wild conjecture because Jörmungandr is clearly still an important part of the Norse narrative, implying that whichever God of War comes next may not be done with the realm of Nordic gods.

However, this is not the first time that Barlog hinted about the next chapter on Twitter. Shortly after 2018’s God of War release, he posted a series of tweets with a secret message referring to God of War Ragnarok. The upcoming God of War appears to be all about Loki.

We don’t know what Santa Monica Studio will produce next because it is working on various projects. So it may be a while before we see Kratos and Atreus again, and whether that return brings answers to questions like Jormy’s absence remains to be seen.

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