Despite a strange ending, God of War Ragnarök will not have an expansion

The creator of God of War Ragnarök was quite pessimistic about the chances of seeing the adventure be enhanced with an extension. It’s not in the DNA of the saga.

God of War Ragnarok is a beautiful and great work. To complete it 100%, you have to give him several dozen hours of his time.

It’s not enough ? Unfortunately, it will not change anything, because Santa Monica Studio has not planned to develop an extension, as other blockbusters are sometimes entitled to. In an interview given to Kinda Funny Games November 22, Eric Williams, director of the game, was pessimistic on the subject: ” I don’t know… The game is already immense. I think we gave it our all “, he says. His words leave little room for doubt: his teams have already moved on. God of War Ragnarok would be a game that would stand on its own. Just can we count on the upcoming arrival of a photo mode, via a free update.

Warning, the rest of this article contains spoilers on the end of God of War Ragnarok.

God of War Ragnarök Spoilers // Source: Nino Barbey for Numerama
God of War Ragnarök Spoilers // Source: Nino Barbey for Numerama

What next for the God of War Ragnarök saga?

In the history of the God of War saga (which has five canonical episodes), there has never been any DLC. The declarations of Eric Williams are therefore hardly surprising. However, it is important to emphasize that the end of God of War Ragnarok is very strange, in the sense that it remains very open and could very well have resulted in much more conclusive additional content.

At the end of God of War Ragnarok :

  • Kratos, promised certain death according to the prophecies, defies fate by escaping alive from Asgard and his fight with Odin. He then continues his journey alongside Freya, promising to repair everything there is to repair in the other Kingdoms (for players, it is mainly a way to finish secondary quests).
  • Atreus, for his part, cuts the cord and leaves to live his own adventures, helping his people (the Giants), a promise made to Angrboda. We will never see him again, but we know that he has become a real hero. This pitch would have been a great starting point for an expansion.

This end leaves a rather bitter taste in the mouth, although it avoids the obvious: everything led to believe that Kratos would get rid of Odin at the risk of his life, then passing the torch to Atreus. The epic never ceases to prepare us for this – witness the many passages where we play the young man in place of his father. Santa Monica Studio has chosen another path, which leaves Kratos a bit perplexed about the future. Only certainty today: God of War Ragnarok closes the chapter dedicated to Norse mythology.

Will Kratos flourish in another mythology? This is the most likely track, provided that Sony continues to support its license. Moreover, it is possible to pick up objects evoking other universes – such as a Maya statuette or an Egyptian Ankh. But it will seem to be necessary to be patient before seeing Kratos again on the front of the stage.

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