We shit you not.
SCEA art director Ken Fieldman has admitted in a chat with CGSociety that he "unsuccessfully" tried to lobby God of War III as a First Person Shooter to game director Stig Asmussen.
"I tried unsuccessfully to convince [Director] Stig to make ‘God of War III’ a first-person shooter", admitted Fieldman.
"Kratos could have some truly badass huge weapons that rip gods to shreds. Unfortunately he didn’t see the genius in the idea."
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