God of War Ragnarok, the new director talks about some changes

God of War Ragnarok, the new director talks about some changes

God of War Ragnarok

With the very first trailer for God of War Ragnarok we also discovered an interesting news, namely that the director of the game is no longer Cory Barlog but Eric Williams. The choice spurred the community a bit, like Thor's new look, especially since fans of the 2018 God of War know well how much the title is also linked to the figure of Barlog himself, as is also explained in the documentary Raising Kratos. In fact, the previous game director had repeatedly reiterated how important it was to evolve the character, from the mad Greek god to a caring father.

In an interview with Eric Williams, GameInformer has brought to light some interesting information on the creative direction of God of War Ragnarok. Williams spoke about the father-son relationship, central to the narrative of the previous chapter, also saying that he had problems with his marriage and that he could not have children. Because of this, he had a hard time guiding the development team in a specific creative direction. However, he says, many members of Santa Monica Studio are mothers or fathers and have been able to share different points of view that have helped him.

Williams also explains that in the previous chapter Atreus was essentially the only non-adult youth in the history, and consequently he had to grow up in a world that he did not understand and without a reference figure of his age. For this reason, the new director believes that the character of Angrboda, a girl descendant of the giants, will be very important for the narrative, although it is still early to talk about her in detail.

Unlike the 2018 game, God of War Ragnarok will tell the story through multiple points of view, not only that of a parent, but also of a child. This detail could also imply the possibility of playing as Atrus himself, which is sure to make players happy. In short, God of War Ragnarok seems to lay the foundations for a really interesting creative direction, as we anticipated in our preview, which is why we can't wait to try it firsthand. We remind readers that for the moment a launch date of the title has not been specified, but we know that it will be released on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

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God Of War Ragnarok’s Large Thor Has Taken Over The Internet

Large Thor


It was more or less expected that it was about time for Sony to show off some significant footage from PS5’s upcoming God of War sequel, now officially called God Of War Ragnarok, during its showcase yesterday. While we still don’t know a date for it (last we heard was 2022, but who knows) it does look pretty far along, and the trailer was A) more of God of War 1 and B) that’s really all anyone wants because God of War 1 was so good.

But what caught the eye of fans was something that debuted after the show, official art of Thor, who is only glimpsed and briefly heard in the trailer. But when you zoom out and see him in full, he’s just glorious:

It’s a version of Thor that skews closer to the original Norse mythology, rather than the commercialized version we’ve seen of him across half a dozen Marvel movies now, played by Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth, who seems to get more jacked and attractive with every film.



Except for that one time.

Sad Thor


But this version of Thor reminds me more of a taller version of Gimli from Lord of the Rings, League of Legends keg-throwing (and keg-shaped) Gragas or just a rounder version of the actor who plays him, Sons of Anarchy’s Ryan Hurst.

The internet has become obsessed with Large Thor ever since his full frame was revealed, and the praise won’t stop rolling in.

It’s not just that Thor looks different, it’s that he’s an actual antagonist, alongside Freya, who turned against us at the end of the last game. Odin is around too, though he’s not listed alongside the other two as villains. And as we know, Loki is Kratos’ son in this universe, and we’ve really thrown a wrench into the mythology here in that sense. In a game about a guy who frequently kills a lot of gods, it should be no real surprise that Thor is showing up as a bad guy.

It also should be noted that it appeared like Sony Santa Monica was saying that the God of War Norse saga would end with God of War Ragnarok, and there would not be a third game set there. There are obviously many realms and many other religious realms Kratos could travel to, though I would not expect to ever get the Kratos versus Jesus showdown we need to see. But I do appreciate them wrapping things up rather than having Kratos slaughter every single figure in Norse mythology like he did to the Greeks, which became a little absurd after a point.

In any case, whenever Ragnarok gets here, it will be a massive hit, and I can’t wait to take on Large Thor in person.

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