The multiplayer reveal for God of War Ascension gave fans of the franchise even more to look forward to when the game arrives, but analysts are split on whether or not multiplayer in the God of War franchise will broaden the games fan-base.
“I’m not sure it will move the needle on sales,” says Pachter.
Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities thinks it’s a great addition for fans that are already sold on the title, but that the new mode won’t likely garner the franchise new players. “It’s an interesting move, and something I think gamers will like, but it’s odd to see it in a third person game, and especially odd because it’s not a shooter,” Pachter told GamesIndustry. “I think God of War fans will love it, but am not sure it will move the needle on sales.”
It’ll be up to Sony to show consumers whether or not God of War’s multiplayer is a reason to purchase the game or not. Jesse Divnich of EEDAR also weighed in on God of War’s multiplayer reveal, and pointed to Santa Monica as “a studio with great pedigree”. “I’m sure any multiplayer component will be additive to the God of War experience and not simply a tacked on feature.”
God of War Ascension Multiplayer was revealed yesterday as a 4v4 cooperative mode where players battle for the favor of the gods. Gameplay footage which you’ll find below, shows a mode that is as bloody and fast paced as the franchise’s tried and true single player experience. The only thing missing is Kratos, Sony has said that you won’t be playing with the God of War in any multiplayer battles.