This is bad news or good news depending on your views, Sony Santa Monica have stated that the rest of the God of War franchise – including the most recent game God of War: Ascension – will not be remastered for PlayStation 4.
“No plans for others in the franchise to bring over,” they stated in a reply to a comment on the PS Blog, also adding “Yes, the gameplay is targeting 60FPS”.
Sony Santa Monica assured gamers they are working on a new PlayStation 4 project as well as the remaster and explained why the new version of God of War III is in production.
“Remasters often help us open the door to new players who perhaps did not play God of War 3 5yrs ago, but who we can bring it to on the PlayStation 4. People often forget, the more players we can bring into a franchise, the better for everyone. At Santa Monica Studio, we’d like as many PlayStation fans to experience our games as possible, form generation to generation.”
That does sound like the remaster is occurring to lure new players in to the franchise, don’t forget there are many people – particularly in America – who have swapped allegiance and moved from Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4. If that is the case you could read something else in to Sony Santa Monica’s statement; They want to introduce Kratos to a new generation of gamers, surely they would only do that if he was to star in the next God of War game? That means no reboot and probably no Norse or Egyptian gods, ideas that have been floating around the internet for quite a while.
Source: PS Blog