During the official God of War II launch party in San Francisco last night, game director Cory Barlog spoke briefly about the franchise's future on PSP -- and spoke vaguely about the eventual sequel on PlayStation 3. Here's the bullet-point roundup of details scooped by 1UP:
God of War on PSP (untitled):
- ReadyAtDawn developing (as speculated)
- Not a port; Barlog: "It is its own story that connects to the overall story" -- but where that story fits into the overall story arch was not discussed; Barlog does say, "I want the PSP version to not feel like the PSP version ... it's just as big. It's just as epic. It's God of War." Grrrrrr!
- Original level design (but the game might revisit familiar areas); Barlog: "We're not reusing any levels. We're not doing any of that stuff. It's all original content."
- Replacement for PS2's right-analogue dodge/roll control is still being worked out; devs are considering a toggle function
- No confirmation of PS2 or PS3 connectivity; ReadyAtDawn did create a connectivity feature for Daxter (with Jak X: Combat Racing); Barlog on possible PS Home tie-in: "Home was in development [during GoW2], but nobody really on our development team was knowledgeable about it, so there wasn't much we could do about it."
- No explicit hints of PSP game in God of War II bonus disc content; Barlog: "No, I'm smart. We took out any references to stuff we don't want out yet ... But there are some things in there that may relate to a future game if we do it..."