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God of War Developer Interview #3 – Design Director Todd Papy Answers Your Questions

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Mar 25, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Day 3 of GDC, so here comes our 3rd developer interview from God of War III As it stands, nobody is better at God of War III than Todd Papy. When SCEA Santa Monica first showed the game to the gaming press last month, Todd was behind the controls (and he only died once). In this interview, Todd Papy talks about how to craft the pacing of God of War III, “tanks” and “helicopters” in the game, and just what the heck *is* a Design Director?

How badly do you want to be one of these playtesters?

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+ hurtween on March 25th, 2009 at 12:31 pm said:

I’ll be a playtester anyday!


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on March 25th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

I need my GOW fix asap, although all 3 previous games had a March release I am willing to for-go the whole March thing and settle for anything soon!


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+ meta1militia_ on March 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

God of War 3 = BEST GAME EVER!


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+ jakinov on March 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

I’d rather be someone working in the same building as Eric Lempel so I can bug him everyday to add:
Universal Inviting
Voice Messaging
In-game Voice Chat
Adding a mail symbol somewhere
Putting friend request on top
notification sound for user sign on and message sent.


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+ dj128 on March 25th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

Hey jeff when can we see some actual gameplay?


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+ Jagged on March 25th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

Please so some gameplay, i can wait to see this game in action. I have played both god of war games and I am sure this one is going to be amazing, but please give us something to see.


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+ MariusElijah on March 25th, 2009 at 12:49 pm said:

So are these interviews going to reveal anything?


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+ meta1militia_ on March 25th, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

Oh and please don’t put tanks or helicopters in God of War WTF? This is supposed to be Greek Mythology. Maybe i’m misunderstanding…


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 25th, 2009 at 1:08 pm said:

    Did you watch the video?


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+ TheHater2 on March 25th, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

I would love to be a playtester but I live in NYC.


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+ The_Assassin03 on March 25th, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

I’d LOVE to be a playtester!


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+ Ric_Flair on March 25th, 2009 at 12:52 pm said:

This game literally gives me a boner.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 25th, 2009 at 1:08 pm said:

    Thank you for that.


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+ SmellyBadger on March 25th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

@meta1millitia_ I think he ment the bird was like a helicopter, like.


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+ jaydcnc on March 25th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

will the demo that you saw be released to the ps store soon?


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+ zombie9 on March 25th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

To much talk not enogh show. For game that might not be here untill 2010.. Don’t get me wrong GOW3 is going to BAD@ZZ. You can talk all you want but the final product is going to be the selling point and it will sell very well I’m sure. Now back to PSN and Killzone!!


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+ iExile on March 25th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

@ Jagged and Marius: Jeff confirmed that there won’t be any gameplay footage this week.


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+ remanutd5 on March 25th, 2009 at 12:58 pm said:

great interview Jeff , keep them coming , we are all waiting for the last one lol


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+ Marauderxt on March 25th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

So when are we going to see this footage? You guys keep talking about it in interviews , but I want to see too. please?


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+ Zezzler on March 25th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

Will there be unlockable Weapons for God of War III? i am new to god of war (looks great btw), and i’m just wondering if there will be weapons that you can find around, or unlock from playing through the story or what not?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 25th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

    Every GoW game has had new weapons besides the Blades of Chaos, and God of War III will be no different. Find out more on Friday!


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+ FurmigaoTora on March 25th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

I’ve completed GoW and GoW2 in all modes(god and titan), GoW1 more than once. I would be a great playtester!


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+ XxDeathDoctorxX on March 25th, 2009 at 1:07 pm said:

how many hrs of gameplay will their be? i hope alot and my 2nd ? how much % of the ps3 power is god of war 3 goin to use


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+ Dark_Vader89 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

I would trade my entire ps3 library (19 games)
just to play test God Of War III


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+ reson8er on March 25th, 2009 at 1:11 pm said:

#20

89.647%


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+ Sephiroth on March 25th, 2009 at 1:12 pm said:

What’s da sound on da background at 3:14 ? Sounds kinda creepy… :P

I suppose that we are getting that demo everybody talks about pretty soon on da PS Store right ?


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+ Slipping_halo on March 25th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

Man this game is going to be wicked, some damn good interviewing skills there sir, but I thinks its kinda funny that all these videos just kinda…..end all of a sudden


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+ gold5225 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

I would love to be a God Of War III Play Tester and

I loled at 11


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+ Thrasher20 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

Yayuh!! Another nice GoW interview. Sorry Jeff I wont be going to the meetup :(


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+ Poopypirate on March 25th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

great GOW interview so terrific


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+ Gunwing on March 25th, 2009 at 1:20 pm said:

Any word on if we will get another PSP God of War game? I loved the first PSP outing but now it feels a bit dated next to some of the newer PSP games like Resistance: Retribution, and even Dynasty Warriors: Strike Force, as well as other big name PSP games that are hitting this year all look ten times better then God of War did on it’s first PSP outing.


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+ SanFranPsycho415 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:20 pm said:

PLEASE, PLEAASE, Let there be some gameplay footage at the PS Blog Lounge tonight!


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+ Spurvugle on March 25th, 2009 at 1:22 pm said:

The game looks awesome=)

And I want to be a play tester


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+ jBat17 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:22 pm said:

who’s featured for tomorrow’s interview? i’m guessing inFamous, suckerpunch.

GOW3 is sure to be amazing. ony problem is we have to wait a year to play it.. unless i get to be a play tester. where should i sign up?


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+ Spurvugle on March 25th, 2009 at 1:23 pm said:

@ 8
lol=P


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+ Ashenshugura on March 25th, 2009 at 1:23 pm said:

Wow, Jeff busy week for you, great job on the interviews!

I have always wanted Kratos to be able to ride and semi-control the Cyclops, never imagined it would be on the backs of a moving Titan though.

I wonder what other surprises GoW III will have for us? Can’t wait to find out!


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+ MGSROCKS1 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:24 pm said:

God I can’t wait for this game. Other than Metal Gear Solid 4, God of War 3 was mainly why I bought a PS3.


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+ NextGen0 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:25 pm said:

Awesome! When are they gonna give us the lowdown on boss battles!


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+ Saiks on March 25th, 2009 at 1:29 pm said:

Good and everything but damn where is FW 2.70?


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+ Enforcer_X on March 25th, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

YES!
These interviews are EPIC!


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+ xaos on March 25th, 2009 at 1:33 pm said:

I wildly can’t wait for this; you guys are going to have me non-stop salivating til the game hits. Hmmm, I wonder if there will be more to see at the GDC get together this eve; hint hint!


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+ redbaron788 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

I’m confused, is it Blades of Chaos from 1 in this one or Blades of Athena from 2?


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+ redbaron788 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:39 pm said:

Crap, no edit. Because I thought Ares took away the Blades of Chaos from Kratos, right?


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+ GamerMoney on March 25th, 2009 at 1:40 pm said:

THE END BEGINS!!!


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+ BZKlint on March 25th, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

Looking good :)

Too bad all great games are eventually forgotten. :(

After a while, even GoW3 will be be left behind for whatever’s next by players who are saying stuff like “This is the best game ever!!!” or “This game is the whole reason I bought a PS3!!!” D:


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+ JuanDHexen on March 25th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

@ 36
Could you people stop it with that already,everyday some claims a site showed it says it’s coming and stuff like that.If is not shown or mentioned at the ps3 blog than it’s probably not true no but,If or maybe’s. So stop bothering Jeff with the same dam questions.


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+ gamefan67 on March 25th, 2009 at 1:57 pm said:

is this the end of the god of war series


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+ heatseeker on March 25th, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

HWY JEFF! in your last post you said “Every GoW game has had new weapons besides the Blades of Chaos, and God of War III will be no different. Find out more on Friday!”
are we expecting a new trailer or gameplay? or an interview?


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+ xaos on March 25th, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

@44 I, for one, wouldn’t mind seeing Kratos move on to taking down other pantheons :) Egyptian, Norse, Japanese, there are plenty of deities out there still in need of a heaping helping of whoop ass.


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+ dj128 on March 25th, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

Hey jeff what is your online ID on playstation network? I want to add you to my friend list.


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+ EL_Hintern on March 25th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

Will we see some gameplay on friday, aswell?


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+ IIIKAGEIII on March 25th, 2009 at 2:05 pm said:

new firmwar info PLOX XD


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+ QCVic on March 25th, 2009 at 2:07 pm said:

I would love to be a playtester for my favorite series. Seriously, don’t play with my emotions :). Awesome interview.


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