E3 2017 is just a few days away and it now appears that a God Of War release date announcement is a concrete possibility. In a recent interview with Glixel Shawn Layden President and CEO of Sony Interactive America (SIEA) talked about the upcoming E3 2017 conference and what can we expect from Sony amongst other things.
First of in the interview these games were explicitly mentioned for E3 2017
- God of War
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- Days Gone
- Gran Turismo Sport
Those are just the confirmed titles , and with a potential Bloodborne 2 and others on the way one cant help but wonder how amazing Sony’s E3 conference will be.
Arguably the biggest and most anticipated title of the above list is the new God Of War game, and this time around marks a shift in strategy and storytelling for the long running franchise. this time around the story takes place in a Nordic setting, and Kratos his son along for the adventure as well.
That shift in strategy and the Nordic setting might have been due to the fact that hack and slash games have generally not fared well in Europe, and hence Sony might have gone for a more worldwide appeal for the game. After all a Nordic setting means that most Scandinavian countries would be able to relate to the game. Here is what Layden had to say about the new God Of War game.
“It’s a franchise that has historically acutely underperformed in Europe,”
“Hack and slash games tend to not do so well in Europe, so the narrative this time around will make a big difference. European gamers love narrative games. And Singstar.”
The move honestly makes sense , as it will allow Sony to reach out to a wider audience , and get new players interested in the lore of the series.
It seems that come E3 2017 Sony will come out all guns blazing , let us know what do you expect from E3 2017 and God Of War by commenting in the comments section below.