Although I can scarcely believe it, over a year has passed since God of War first thundered its way onto PlayStation 4 – and now seems as good a time as any to take a look back at the game’s many successes. Loki-ly for us, Santa Monica Studio has created a feature-length documentary detailing the exact story of how God of War was made – and you can now watch the whole thing on YouTube.
Santa Monica describes the documentary as a “cinematic journey of second chances rooted in family, sacrifice, struggle, doubt, and triumph”. It’s been three years in the making, and according to Sony has been constructed from 400 hours of footage. In particular, the documentary focuses on the “herculean effort” to reinvent God of War, and the risks Santa Monica took by taking the series in such a radically different direction.
“This is the first time PlayStation took a chance in telling a story about the people who created this work of art,” Sony Worldwide Studios game development head Scott Rohde explained in a blog post.