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God of War Developer Interview #4 – Lead Programmer Vassily Filippov Answers Your Questions

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Mar 26, 2009 // Sr. Social Media Manager

We know you’ve got questions about God of War III – the developers have answers. All during this year’s GDC, we’ve been introducing you to the game’s devs, as they explain their contribution to the GoWIII, and what’s going to make the game great. Today, things take a turn for the technical, as Lead Programmer Vassily Filippov talks about how much bigger God of War III is than its predecessors, the power of PS3′s SPUs, and how PS3 Kratos couldn’t even fit on a PS2.

Tomorrow we wrap up our God of War III developer series with the most exciting interview yet – the game’s Combat Director. You won’t want to miss this one!

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+ bob52 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

First


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+ Reynx on March 26th, 2009 at 11:21 am said:

Great inteview. They need to cave and just show us some gameplay already! :D


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+ bob52 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:22 am said:

These god of war videos are really good .They give an inside view on the world of developing.Me likey


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+ Neil on March 26th, 2009 at 11:22 am said:

Quite lovey indeed.


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+ TheHater2 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

Man I just saw the GDC video that was leak on youtube.com and I cannot any longer for this game.


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+ QCVic on March 26th, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

These interviews are getting me more hyped up for GoW III. I can’t wait to see the interview for Friday.


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+ Ftwrthtx on March 26th, 2009 at 11:25 am said:

Thanks Jeff. Great Job!


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+ jBat17 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:26 am said:

but march 2010 is so far away…


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+ norm01 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

Is it just me, or does the God of War 3 development team interviewed so far all exude a sort of… “badass-ness”? They all seem like they’d kick your arse if you said something like “GOW series sucks” or something. Glad to know these guys are making this game. :P


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+ remanutd5 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

great job jeff , i wont miss tomorrow’s interview lol


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+ The_Assassin03 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:38 am said:

These are some really good and insightful interviews! I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s interview!


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+ LukaX23 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:39 am said:

Aww. :( Lol, poor guy struggling with the interview. He needs english lessons! :P Still a good interview, great job Jeff!


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+ MariusElijah on March 26th, 2009 at 11:48 am said:

@ 2

watch the youtube video


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+ LukaX23 on March 26th, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

@13

It’s Viddler :)


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+ Lieutenant_Bran on March 26th, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

The guy being interviewed isn’t much of a talker.


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+ Scodo_Thope on March 26th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

This game looks EPIC!

Keep feeding us more!


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+ Homer-BY on March 26th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

Vassily Fillipov-awesome russian developer working under GOW3 xD


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+ paulmc on March 26th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

Kotaku reported the leaked GOW3 footage. Ive just watched it and well it looks like GOW2. Not really a bad thing i might ad, its hard to tell from the footage what it really looks like in HD


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+ Saiks on March 26th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Where is 2.70?


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+ KUSHman666 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:21 pm said:

ALL HAIL Vassily Fillipov!!!!!!! :-D


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+ BUCKNAZT on March 26th, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

@14 – That’s not what he’s talking about.


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+ Enforcer_X on March 26th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

I LOVE SPU’s!
This is God Of War OVERLOAD I LOVE IT!
Thank you Jeff!


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

12/10..is gonna be the best month EVER! especially if u LOVE god of war games! and also because of the lineup before that month..lol this is DEFENITLY THE YEAR OF PS3!ITS TIME TO THINK OUTSIDE THE “box”!!!..:p


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+ dj128 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

Thanks Jeff. Hey Jeff what is you online ID on PSN. I want to add you to my friend list.


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+ PACMAN_07 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

not to be rude but that guy sound like mr.bean


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+ Pound_lb003 on March 26th, 2009 at 12:37 pm said:

I cannot wait.

When will we see official gameplay, or will we have to wait to E3?

What about Uncharted 2?


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+ amilimos on March 26th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

cant wait …
cant wait …
cant wait …

How many times did i say that?

one more lol

CANT WAIT!!!!


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+ heatseeker on March 26th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

HEY JEFF! in your last post on interview 3 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!”
does that mean we can expect a new trailer or gameplay? or an interview?


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+ ZeroPm on March 26th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

God of War’s is so epic I tried to use a thesaurus to find a better word but I could not!

I love the pull out shot when you realize oh wait you are on a Giant Titan!

Can not wait for this game, think Im going to play God of War 1 and 2 again.


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+ lcmnick on March 26th, 2009 at 12:51 pm said:

Vassily looks like a guy who knows completely what he’s talking about.


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+ Drackir on March 26th, 2009 at 1:05 pm said:

So just to be clear, does Kratos not fit on a PS2 DISC or in the PS2 MEMORY. Cause I’m pretty sure someone said he didn’t fit on a PS2 disk which is like 9GB…so if Kratos alone takes up more than 9GB of data on a 50GB blu-ray, where are they going to put the rest of the stuff? :P


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+ WindedHero on March 26th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

Trophies?


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+ Lifewish on March 26th, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

another great video, thanks again.


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+ Homer-BY on March 26th, 2009 at 1:33 pm said:

Russian accent) Awesome


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+ MazzingerZ on March 26th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

Great interview, the guy knows what he’s talking about


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+ bk7894 on March 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

god of war 3 gameplayy leaked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzHxCI1KaRg&feature=channel_page


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+ spideyal on March 26th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

Wooo this guy is too awesome.
Accent is too good for life!
Been lovin these blogs so much I had to comment! haha


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+ KidCommando on March 26th, 2009 at 2:04 pm said:

@ 32

It’s like a year away from release and a Sony game, of course it will have trophies.

The leaked gameplay footage looked bad ass, even if it was a crappy vid. With how much time is left in development the final project will be nothing short of spectacular.

Looking forward to the final interview!

Great job on all the interviews lately PS Blog and Jeff! Keep that NEW info rollin’.


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+ offwhiteazn on March 26th, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

haha Filippov’s cool
im itchin to see what this guy jeff saw that day…


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+ Thrasher20 on March 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

Another awesome interview Jeff, thanks for the info.


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+ jazzyrider on March 26th, 2009 at 3:02 pm said:

That’s great to hear they’re rendering Kratos in more detail using the power of the PS3! Hopefully the gameplay and scenes combined with everything else makes for an awesome fun and detailed graphic game.


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+ ADR143 on March 26th, 2009 at 3:07 pm said:

man enough with interview!

new trailer or gameplay plzz


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+ MistaTricksta on March 26th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

this interview sort of sucked. he didnt say anything we didnt already know.


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+ smokey_vols on March 26th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

If the combat designer pumps you up for the game, then this guy must put you to sleep lol.


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+ lebron_accel on March 26th, 2009 at 3:37 pm said:

check this out guys gameplay footage of GOW3 from GDC hurry b4 Sony take it away!
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/26/gdc09-leaked-god-of-war-iii-gameplay-footage/


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+ chriscowboyd on March 26th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

Wasn’t there supposed to be some announcement from Tecmo this week? Where’s that post on the blog? I know it’s about Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. I just wanted to make sure that they were only going to limit that purple haze blood substitution to Japan only while giving western audiences the blood that Ninja Gaiden 2 had.


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+ Armstrong on March 26th, 2009 at 4:08 pm said:

Vassily is kinda like the protagonist from Enemy at the Gates, only instead of sniping German invaders he… codes.

Make game. Powerful. Shadows opposite of clear Vodka. Titan gameplay like Russian nesting doll. Yes?


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+ BigPoppaB on March 26th, 2009 at 4:23 pm said:

Im sorry,,, but this game is being hyped to be the be all and end all of gaming… but from the leaked gameplay video its kind of underwhelming.

Final game will be amazing, but just ease up a bit with the hype lol


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+ kartz0 on March 26th, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

will the centaur be ride able


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+ lakaiHIGH on March 26th, 2009 at 5:24 pm said:

god this game is going to be sooo sick! thanks for yet another awesome interview jeff. ill be sad with the last one tomorrow but i hope that come closer to the release date of GoW3 we get more interviews from them.

thanks,
Lh


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