God of War II could have been a PS3 launch game, reveals Yoshida

By Johnny Cullen
27 January 2010 07:39 GMT


God of War II could have become a launch title for PlayStation 3.

That’s what SCE worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed to Game Informer.

However, he does insist that, despite the numerous debates over the move, there are no regrets in keeping the title on the PS2 then switching development to the PS3.

“We had a lot of debates about it, actually. I always firmly stood by keeping it on PS2,” said Yoshida.

“Many people, including marketing, suggested that maybe it should be moved to PS3. What I believed was that God of War II would be the best-selling and best game of the year. We had always seen that, at the launch of a platform, the developer has to spend a lot of time becoming familiar with the platform and software tools.

“I saw an opportunity for the Santa Monica team to complete their vision for the second game on a platform they totally understood. That was my argument and the company and team supported it. I’m very happy with the result. So to your question, I have never regretted the fact that we released God of War II on PS2.”

God of War II did eventually make its way to the PS3, alongside the original, last year as part of the God of War Collection.

While it’s been out in America since last year, SCEE told us yesterday there are plans to bring it to the UK, although there are no confirmed plans as of yet outside of it being bundled with the Ultimate Trilogy Edition for God of War III.

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