'​God Of War' Director Cory Barlog Says DLC Ideas Were 'Too Ambitious'

God of War deservedly won the Game of the Year gong at The Game Awards 2018, but it's got one teeny, tiny problem that still hasn't been resolved: us Kratos and kid fans wants more of their epic adventure, and we haven't got a bean... Is that a violin I hear?

Almost nine months have passed since Sony Santa Monica Studios launched its Nordic epic, and scouring the realms for hidden treasures or replaying the campaign in New Game Plus mode (both were amazing, by the way) are the only forms of end-game content. As of yet, there's no DLC.

But talk of God of War add-ons began the moment it released - more likely way before - and, according to the game's creative director, Cory Barlog, it could've had happened. If it weren't for his plans being too damn ambitious, that is.

"I had a really fun idea for a DLC that I only regret because I would love to have done that," Barlog explained. "But it was too ambitious."

"There was a time when I wrote a couple of DLCs that we were talking about, 'Ok, what if we did release some other stuff after?' You know, there are interesting ideas but I think the amount of time we'd have to put into it, it would start to end up kinda like a [The Last Of Us] Left Behind or a [InFamous] First Light kinda thing where it's just so big... like [Uncharted] Lost Legacy or something like that." Who said that was a bad thing? Ah...

"Everybody said, dude, this is crazy, this isn't DLC, this is a little too big," Barlog noted. You shouldn't have listened to them Cory, you should not have listened. What would Kratos say, eh?

Just kidding. Cory and co. did more than a fantastic job creating God of War, and they should put their feet up. Still, and I know it's highly unlikely at this point, I'm hoping for DLC later down the line. Perhaps for its one year anniversary?

And, you know, I'm already buzzing God of War 2. But that adventure is years away from happening. So let's not speak too soon. OK let's do: Kratos better have a goatee this time, Cory. Or at least let us style his beard. Maybe even a little axe for little Atreus? The possibilities are endless.

If you're interested in hearing what else Mr Barlog had to say during his interview, head here to check it out. It's basically an hour and half of all things God of War, AKA the perfect way to brighten up your Wednesday evening.

OK, the gifs are over.

What do you think about this news? Would you like to see DLC? Can something really be too big (careful, now)? Where would you like to see Kratos next? Let us know.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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