God of War Almost had a DLC but it Was “a Little Too Big”, Says Cory Barlog

God of War PS4 is once in a lifetime experience and it’s fully packed with content and it brings you closer to Kratos as you play it. Despite all that, many people have been wanting a God of War DLC but it never happened. Well according to Cory Barlog, the team also had a DLC planned for God of War but on his scale, it was “a little too big” and crazy to develop.

While speaking to IGN, Cory Barlog addressed the possibilities of a God of War DLC and if they planned it in early development stages or not. Cory Barlog referred to big DLC titles like Infamous: First Light and others to say that if he decided to do so, it would end up being just so big.

Barlog said:

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 Left Behind or a First Light kinda thing where it’s just so big…like Lost Legacy of something like that.

I think I have a difficulty with the lower ambition portion, that I end up [saying] ‘maybe it’s a little too big!

Actually, he’s referring to DLC games like The Last of Us: Left Behind, inFamous: First Light, and Uncharted: Lost Legacy which are all standalone games but tell smaller stories. Barlog then also mentioned how it’s all changed now.

He said that back in the days of PlayStation One and PlayStation 2. It was not possible to add content after the game launched. It “does tempt you, as a creator, to potentially put flashlights in the hands of soldiers, kind of thing,”.

He did say during the interview that sometimes he does have the urge to go back and change them by adding new things but as for now, he believes in working on something new.

Cory Barlog also talked about God of War DLC recently while appearing on Kinda Funny’s GameOverGreggy Show.

It would end up being its own thing,…Rightfully so, everybody had said to me, ‘Dude, this is crazy. This isn’t DLC, it’s a little too big.

Many who have finished the game won’t believe that there’s a reason to go back to a single player campaign game like God of War. But Santa Monica has done a great job by bringing new content to it in some form.

We saw the addition of the photo mode in the game which allowed you to go back to places and capture beautiful scenes the game had to offer.

Later in August 2018, God of War New Game+ mode was added which allowed players to play it once again. Cory Barlog has put down any hope you had for a GOW 2108 DLC.

In other news, he might already be working on a God of War sequel or next game in the series. This next God of War sequel is already rumored to be in works and we can’t wait to see if these rumors are true or not.

God of War is not an open world game. According to Barlog, the studio couldn’t make God of War an open world game. Santa Monica didn’t want to compete with other open world games by making God of War into one.