Kratos Taking a Break After God of War III

One of the most anticipated games, God of War III, is just a few weeks away from its release; but how long will it exactly be before fans can get another dose of Kratos? The PlayStation 3 exclusive’s director, Stig Asmussen has revealed his plans for future God of War releases in the series.

Speaking in an interview with 1UP, Stig Asmussen stated that if the Sony Santa Monica studio made a God of War title every two to three years, it would make the franchise “irrelevant.”

I think there comes a time when to maintain a high level of quality… the bottom line is you can’t get burned out, and the source material can’t always be the same. I want God of War to be one of those games where if there are more God of Wars, we’re seeing them spread out over time — it’s not like our studio’s making a new God of War every two or three years or something like that, and then the series becomes irrelevant.

I like the approach of, ‘We just won’t make Metroid for 10 years. Why do we have to keep making Metroid?’ And then when it comes back, it’s fresh and you remember why you loved that game so much. I think it would be good at this point to take that approach with God of War… For a trilogy, it’s great. Let’s put it to bed for awhile though.

When asked if he felt the same way about making games for handhelds or other forms where the series could be taken beyond PlayStation consoles, he replied, “I wouldn’t rule anything out at this point; this is just kind of how I feel about it.”

Asmussen also denied reports that God of War III had a $100 million budget, saying the number was nowhere near that figure. He further revealed that the projected March 2010 release date for the exclusive was planned since the game’s development began, and no delays were considered.

God of War III will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on March 16th in the States and March 19th in Europe.