The 2018 PlayStation exclusive God of War is one of the most successful games of all time. The heart-wrenching story of Kratos and his son Atreus scooped numerous awards (including Game of The Year…twice) and has introduced millions of players to the world of the God of War series.
Initially kicking off way back in 2005, the original GoW spawned several sequels before it was reimagined for the 2018 release.
The whole thing could have turned out very, very differently though, as it’s emerged that God of War didn’t have a name – until it was drawn from a hat [via PlayStationLifestyle].
Responding to director Cory Barlog’s joke about the naming process of GoW, the original creator of the games, David Raffe said:
ACTUALLY it was originally between 3 titles: GOD OF WAR, DARK ODYSSEY, and AT THE HANDS OF THE GODS. We could not get everyone on the same page so all 3 went into a hat and we drew at random and agreed that whichever we drew would be the title.THANK ZEUS
ACTUALLY it was originally between 3 titles: GOD OF WAR, DARK ODYSSEY, and AT THE HANDS OF THE GODS. We could not get everyone on the same page so all 3 went into a hat and we drew at random and agreed that whichever we drew would be the title.THANK ZEUS ‘GOD OF WAR’ came up! 🙂
— David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) March 5, 2019
Yeah…Dark Odyssey and At The Hands of the Gods don’t really have the same ring to them…
WHAT???? GOW nominated for a Nebula? SO AWESOME!?
13 year old me is doing some mega timeline-spanning high-fives to SUPER old me right now. ✋❤️? https://t.co/gjJnQlGrHP
— Cory Barlog ? (@corybarlog) February 20, 2019
From recently being honored with Best Sound and Music Editing for Games at the #MPSEAwards to the #WGAawards Outstanding Videogame Writing, it’s been an absolutely unbelievable run for our #GodofWar team. The fabric of @SonySantaMonica is built on true craftsmanship #PROUD pic.twitter.com/vyJU8U0Tbf
— Shannon Studstill #GodofWar (@StudstillS) February 20, 2019
We can’t wait to see what’s next in store for Kratos!
Credit: Santa Monica Studio