Cory Barlog, the game director for Sony Santa Monica and God of War, has said that Playstation 4 gamers likely won’t be able to get their hands on a God of War 4 demo when the game comes out. The statement came from a message on Barlog’s Twitter page in response to a fan question.
They do have a good reason though, according to Barlog; not doing a demo actually ends up making the game come out faster, because putting out a demo for people to play actually takes at least a month’s time away from making the main game.
A God of War 4 demo isn’t Sony Santa Monica’s top priority, anyway. If anything, it’s more a question of when the game is even going to come out.
While Sony Santa Monica is hard at work on the game, the studio wants to make sure that it releases in a state that’s as well-made and clean as possible, so the studio hasn’t set a date yet in order to avoid time constrictions.
Considering how many highly-anticipated games have been rushed out the door for a release date and end up either filled with bugs or having to have a day-one patch released for it, their attitude on it is actually fairly refreshing.
While there won’t be a God of War 4 demo, we can at least likely look forward to hopefully some sneak peeks and dev diaries while the game is nearing the end of its development sometime in 2017.
While Barlog couldn’t say how far along they were in developing the game, he did say that the game would function fine on a regular Playstation 4, and the Playstation 4 Pro won’t be necessary for the whole experience.