God of War just blew everyone away when it released. It was insane how many 10s the game racked up and its popularity just soared throughout 2018. It won a ton of awards including many Game of the Year awards including our own and has become one of Sony’s biggest franchises. The game has done excellent things for the Sony Santa Monica studio and they wanted to express their gratitude to the fans with some freebies.
You can get a free God of War dynamic theme by just going here and getting it. A post on the PlayStation Blog tells us that an avatar set has been made and will be available for free, but it will only release on Wednesday. Sony Santa Monica game designer, The post, written by head of studio, Shannon Studstill, expressed the team’s renewed confidence in their masterpiece franchise. However, it was also a difficult road:
When Cory Barlog first brought us this transformative vision of a father and son embarking on an incredible journey together, a journey to
honora wife and a mother… but also one where a boy would teach his father how to be human again; and the father (Kratos) would teach his son how to be a measured god, we knew we had something special for our fans.
She further added that the departure from the previous games was a challenge:
Yet, change is hard. Change to a longstanding franchise comes with immeasurable doubt, a studio defining risk and a huge leap of faith. Thank you to our entire worldwide team; the Sony PlayStation family and you, the millions of God of War fans around the world who embraced that leap with us, on a journey we never expected. We made this journey together.
Sony Santa Monica deserves all the credit they’re getting. It’s amazing what they managed to pull off and against so much adversity too. It’s truly a testament to how amazing God of War ultimately was. Enjoy the free stuff!