How God of War Got Its Title

Here’s an fascinating glimpse behind the scenes into the not-always-glamorous world of online game growth: because it seems, the title for God of War was picked out of a hat at random as a result of the builders could not agree on a reputation for the sport.

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The God of War sequence debuted in the course of the PS2 period, with David Jaffe, who was working at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio on the time, being credited because the franchise’s creator. He directed the primary and second video games within the sequence, which have been launched in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Stig Asmussen then directed God of War III for PS3, earlier than Cory Barlog got here in to direct the 2018 God of War revival for PS4.

A Twitter exchange between franchise creator David Jaffe and Barlog is what has introduced this fascinating factoid concerning the title of the sequence to gentle. Barlog jokingly stated in a Tweet that “Angry Man from Ancient Greece” was the unique title of the sport. (A becoming one, in the event you ask us.)

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Jaffe replied shortly, providing his account of how the title of the sequence really got here to be: “ACTUALLY it was initially between three titles: GOD OF WAR, DARK ODYSSEY, and AT THE HANDS OF THE GODS. We couldn’t get everybody on the identical web page so all three went right into a hat and we drew at random and agreed that whichever we drew can be the title. THANK ZEUS ‘GOD OF WAR’ got here up! :)”

It’s not possible to inform how a lot of a sport’s success is in its title, however it’s fascinating to ponder whether or not this franchise would’ve had the identical success and longevity if it had a kind of different names. Alas, barring a visit to a different universe, we’ll by no means know…

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