God of War is a hack-and-slash video game franchise that started back in 2005. Developed by Santa Monica Studios, it centers around Kratos, a Spartan general who seeks to avenge his family’s death by murdering the war god who caused their downfall. The original trilogy, which finished up by 2010 and spanned two generations of consoles, saw Kratos murder not just Ares, but his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents, and pretty much any other resident of Mount Olympus. When Kratos had slaughtered every Greek deity in existence, his story seemed over.
Video game designer Jeff Shroff retweeted a post from Sony urging fans to attend their digital PS5 reveal event on June 11th. Given that Shroff worked as the lead engineer on God of War, many fans suspect that his retweeting the announcement indicates Santa Monica is getting ready to reveal the first footage of their hotly-anticipated sequel to 2017’s instant classic. If the studio behind God Of War has something planned for the PlayStation Future Of Gaming event, it's probably a sequel to God Of War. Back in January of this year, Sony Santa Monica's narrative animator Kim Newman shared a picture of herself in a mo-cap suit on Twitter, which may have implied the God of War sequel was already in the works. And within this year, Cory Barlog has also spoken about what God of War 2's story could focus on in a PlayStation Access interview. Although the existence of God Of War 2 has yet to be confirmed, it's widely believed that the studio is already at work on the sequel.