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

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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 said:

March 25th, 12:31 pm

I’ll be a playtester anyday!

Vengeful-Chaos said:

March 25th, 12:37 pm

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!

meta1militia_ said:

March 25th, 12:45 pm

God of War 3 = BEST GAME EVER!

jakinov said:

March 25th, 12:45 pm

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.

dj128 said:

March 25th, 12:45 pm

Hey jeff when can we see some actual gameplay?

Jagged said:

March 25th, 12:47 pm

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.

MariusElijah said:

March 25th, 12:49 pm

So are these interviews going to reveal anything?

meta1militia_ said:

March 25th, 12:50 pm

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…

TheHater2 said:

March 25th, 12:50 pm

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

The_Assassin03 said:

March 25th, 12:50 pm

I’d LOVE to be a playtester!

Ric_Flair said:

March 25th, 12:52 pm

This game literally gives me a boner.

SmellyBadger said:

March 25th, 12:54 pm

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

jaydcnc said:

March 25th, 12:56 pm

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

zombie9 said:

March 25th, 12:56 pm

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!!

iExile said:

March 25th, 12:56 pm

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

remanutd5 said:

March 25th, 12:58 pm

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

Marauderxt said:

March 25th, 1:04 pm

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

Zezzler said:

March 25th, 1:05 pm

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 said:

    March 25th, 1:09 pm

    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!

FurmigaoTora said:

March 25th, 1:05 pm

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

XxDeathDoctorxX said:

March 25th, 1:07 pm

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

Dark_Vader89 said:

March 25th, 1:11 pm

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

reson8er said:

March 25th, 1:11 pm



Sephiroth said:

March 25th, 1:12 pm

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 ?

Slipping_halo said:

March 25th, 1:13 pm

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

gold5225 said:

March 25th, 1:13 pm

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

I loled at 11

Thrasher20 said:

March 25th, 1:15 pm

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

Poopypirate said:

March 25th, 1:18 pm

great GOW interview so terrific

Gunwing said:

March 25th, 1:20 pm

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.

SanFranPsycho415 said:

March 25th, 1:20 pm

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

Spurvugle said:

March 25th, 1:22 pm

The game looks awesome=)

And I want to be a play tester

jBat17 said:

March 25th, 1:22 pm

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?

Spurvugle said:

March 25th, 1:23 pm

@ 8

Ashenshugura said:

March 25th, 1:23 pm

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!


March 25th, 1:24 pm

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.

NextGen0 said:

March 25th, 1:25 pm

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

Saiks said:

March 25th, 1:29 pm

Good and everything but damn where is FW 2.70?

Enforcer_X said:

March 25th, 1:32 pm

These interviews are EPIC!

xaos said:

March 25th, 1:33 pm

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!

redbaron788 said:

March 25th, 1:37 pm

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

redbaron788 said:

March 25th, 1:39 pm

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

GamerMoney said:

March 25th, 1:40 pm


BZKlint said:

March 25th, 1:43 pm

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:

JuanDHexen said:

March 25th, 1:49 pm

@ 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.

gamefan67 said:

March 25th, 1:57 pm

is this the end of the god of war series

heatseeker said:

March 25th, 1:59 pm

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?

xaos said:

March 25th, 2:00 pm

@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.

dj128 said:

March 25th, 2:01 pm

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

EL_Hintern said:

March 25th, 2:04 pm

Will we see some gameplay on friday, aswell?


March 25th, 2:05 pm

new firmwar info PLOX XD

QCVic said:

March 25th, 2:07 pm

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

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