God of War III director Stig Asmussen has said that if developer Studio Santa Monica continued making games in the series after the final chapter in the trilogy every two or three years would make it “irrelevant”.
Speaking with 1UP at a recent event from the actioner, he said:
“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.
He further continued: “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 a while though.”
The studio’s already confirmed the series will continue after God of War III, although be that on PS3, PSP or otherwise remains to be seen.
A whole slew of impressions from the game’s first level got out last night, plus more. Get them here.
God of War III’s due for release on March 16 in the US and in Japan on March 25.