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Valkyrie Entertainment Continues Development Partnership With Santa Monica Studio For God Of War: Ragnarok

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While the initial God of War franchise evidently shown to be in a downfall with each installment ending at God of War: Ascension, the team at Santa Monica Studio decided to leave the IP on the back burner as it reimagined the series in a new direction. Coming the game’s release ended with the project being Game of the Year at the time as well. Now, a sequel is on the way leaving players excited.

Previously, 2018’s game director Cory Barlog told that there were plans for DLC then, however, he explained the project was too ambitious and would not be pursued. Evidently now it appears that has evolved into a completely new installment. In that, God of War: Ragnarok via its gameplay reveal earlier this month picks up where the last game left off and much of the visual direction remains in the new game.

With a project as large as God of War: Ragnarok will be, Santa Monica Studio is to be extending its reach out to Valkyrie Entertainment once again for assistance in shipping the game. According to the studio’s website, this is not the first instance of a collaboration as it lists God of War as an involved project for the team.

As for other properties Valkyrie Entertainment worked on, the team goes on to list Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines II, Valorant, League of Legends alongside both State of Decay 2 & Halo Infinite. Previously, it was reported that 343 Industries also welcomed help for Halo Infinite with The Coalition also being involved in the game’s development.

Regarding other development endeavors including third-party game studios, it was announced that Crystal Dynamics will be accompanying The Initiative in its upcoming Perfect Dark remake. Some are questioning the integrity of the project after the announcement, but, it is a normal situation that all projects follow when up to a large scale. You can read the full report by heading here.

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