The developers of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the famous director of God of War have answered the perplexities of those who think that the two games are too similar and that somehow Eivor refers to Kratos.
Since Assassin’s Creed Valhalla became official, there are many fans who have started comparing the Ubisoft title directly with the God of War game for PS4. Will the two games look alike? Has Ubisoft somehow copied the title of Sony Santa Monica for its next ambitious work? And what does Cory Barlog, award-winning director of the game of Kratos think about it?
The experts were directly responsible for responding.
In an interview with GameSpot, the narrative director, Darby McDevitt, of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has very clear ideas: there is no reason to worry about possible similarities with God of War, because the two games will approach the Norse world from different points of view.
“God of War is great–yeah, I’ve played it,” explains McDevitt. “It’s fantastic. I wouldn’t say we’re too worried because most games, when they touch this topic, they actually skew very heavily towards the mythology. So that’s the front-facing feature–you play God of War so you can go punch Baldur in the face, meet all these characters, and travel to fantastical environments.”
In Valhalla, the story will be focused on Norse history, rather than pure mythology. “Very few games actually treat the Norse Viking experience as historically grounded. I think the urge is to always immediately lead with the mythology stuff, but we really want you to feel like you’re living in the Dark Ages of England, that you’re exploring the Roman ruins left behind 400 to 500 years earlier by the Romans and the remnants of the Britannic tribes before that and even the Saxon Pagans before they all converted to Christianity,” McDevitt said.
On the other hand, the director of God of War, Cory Barlog, wrote on his Twitter profile that “no one should be worried.” The reason is that: Norse culture was not born with God of War and has long inspired creatives. This is what the director of Sony Santa Monica said: “The myths have been around a long time and will persevere through the ages providing countless creatives a deep well to pull from – provided they are willing to sacrifice an eye for the knowledge.”
No one should be worried. The myths have been around a long time and will persevere through the ages providing countless creatives a deep well to pull from – provided they are willing to sacrifice an eye for the knowledge.😉
VERY excited to play AC:Valhalla when it comes out.❤️ https://t.co/qwZIN4UmPv
— Cory Barlog🖖 (@corybarlog) April 30, 2020
We remind you that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release on PC (Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store), PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia at the end of this year. The game will also arrive in the future on PS5 and Xbox Series X and will count on a protagonist, Eivor, customizable in sex and appearance, capable of wielding two weapons simultaneously.
God of War is already available exclusively on PS4 and is part of the PlayStation Hits collection, which allows you to buy it at a cheap price in digital or retail format.