God of War IV spotted in DoTA 2 composer's resume

Kratos's return may be sooner than we think, as hints of an imminent God War IV release have once again cropped up in an online resume and in a sneak peak of UK's PSM3 magazine.

This week, the unannounced sequel was spotted listed as an upcoming project on a resume belonging to composer Timothy Williams, who's previous work includes penning music for Defense of the Ancients 2 and Rise of the Argonauts; as well as movies like Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Conan the Barbarian.

References to God of War IV were also found in a preview of PSM3's January 2012 issue, wherein a possible co-op mode with Kratos's sibling was discussed, noting, “Why is it hot? It’s bringing double kratos to the series. GOW 4 was confirmed to PSM3 mid-2011 by a reliable source, and rumors point to a multiplayer twist. Mad idea? Online co-op with a (possibly) dead Kratos and (very) dead brother Deimos teaming up to escape the afterlife.”

True or not, this isn't the first time PSM3 has heralded the fourth coming of Kratos. Last spring, the magazine predicted Sony Santa Monica would hit shelves as soon as September 2012. Mentions of online play—featuring dead siblings or otherwise—also appeared in a 2011 job posting seeking a senior online programmer to “Join the God of War team!” and be responsible for “designing and implementing systems and tools to support networking needs (such as in-game communication, client-server, match-making, leaderboards).”

All said, it's looking very likely that the God of War “trilogy” will be getting another chapter. Expect the internets to explode with an official announcement within the coming months.

Source: via  Siliconera


  • birdman1041 - January 4, 2012 9:08 p.m.

    Is Kratos wearing...lipstick?!?
  • R-ape - January 3, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    I really don't mind if there's another on the way. I don't remember where I heard it, but someone said, "if a game sells well it would make sense to make another." Not sure if that's the exact quote word for word, but the point is I love myself some good adventure/beat-em-up/slight puzzler games. Long as it plays well, I'd say milk away.
  • Sjoeki - January 3, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Loved the first God of war, liked the second and was a bit dissapointed by the third. Kratos was just a bald asshole, hating himself, hating his gods, looking for revenge and death to all who stood in his way. It was simple as that, and it was enough. From GOW 2 they started adding emotions that I thought didn't fit the games. And I really didn't understand what Athena was doing in GOW 3, she died in GOW 2 but somehow she gave kratos his new weapon in GOW 3 and she wanted what was inside the box at the end, so is she dead or not. And if she's not dead does that mean that none of the gods are dead?
  • maxw144 - January 3, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    It's not actually called defense of the ancients 2. It's just dota 2 (legal reasons or something??)
  • TheHalfanese - January 3, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    The ending of the third game was among the stupidest endings I've ever seen. They should have just let Kratos die and be done with it, but no; when all that rage and depression finally led up to his redemption through death/sacrifice, what did they do? "Oh, look, he survived and crawled away!" Totally defeated and nullified the purpose of any theme or message they were trying to portray, just for the sake of doing something cool (and cliche). I don't really care if there's a fourth game or not, but all I have to say about it is "of course they would."
  • Sjoeki - January 3, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    couldn't agree more!
  • jackthemenace - January 5, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    Oh, THAT'S what happened. I was a bit confused, I thought it had all been concluded nicely, and that the story was, like, finished. And people were talking about Sequels, and I was like O.o WHAH!? Yeah, that makes slightly more sense to me now, thanks. Anyhow, I love the idea of a new one, even if the plot will be a little forced, but I'm not so sure about co-op. I suppose, if the co-op didn't factor into the story at all, or at least, not much (say, Deimos' Ghost was helping him out, but didn't really have any effect on the overall plot) then I could get on board with it easily enough, but I hate forced co-op, especially shoe-horned into games that previously didn't have it

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