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As if we weren't already chomping at the bit to play God Of War: Ragnarok, the boss of PlayStation Studios just tipped another bucket of petrol on our hype.
In a recent post on the PlayStation Blog that looks ahead to the many games coming to PlayStation 5 in 2021 and beyond, Hermen Hulst explained that the sequel to 2018's God Of War is probably the PlayStation game he's most excited for us to see.
"Playing God of War in 2018 was a great experience for me," Hulst wrote. "That series has always had amazing action and combat, but the emotional depth Santa Monica brought to Kratos' story as a father was very memorable - especially since my son was only a little bit older than Atreus when I played it. So to see and hear the reaction to that tiny glimpse we unveiled at the PlayStation Showcase last September was very exciting. I can't wait for people to see what Santa Monica is making."
Hulst's last role was as head of Guerilla Games, who developed the excellent Horizon Zero Dawn. Presumably Hulst didn't pick the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West as his most anticipated PS5 game because he want to appear to be playing favourites by choosing his old team. Spider-Man: Miles Morales creative director Brian Horton also opted for God Of War: Ragnarok.
"It's not an easy task to reinvent a beloved franchise like God of War, and the 2018 game exceeded expectations, delivering a personal story about father and son, a stunning world and incredible mechanics," Horton said. "I can't wait to see how the characters grow and how they build on the amazing foundation of the first game with the power of PS5."
There's still no release date for God Of War: Ragnarok, but the third anniversary of Kratos and Atreus' last adventure is coming up in April. With any luck, Santa Monica Studio will have more to share with us then.