There’s a lot going in with God of War, including a lot of allusions and hints to things in the greater world of the game that players are never able to see or access through the course of it, sidequests or otherwise. Now, the spokesperson for the game has been making their rounds on spoilercasts and the like, and has offered an intriguing bit of information on one such mystery.
God of War’s creative director, Cory Barlog, made a recent appearance on Kotaku’s Splitscreen podcast to talk all things God of War, especially those darn spoilers. One question came up was the matter of the nine realms. In Nordic mythology there are nine, but through the course of God of War, you only visit up to five, with two of them being totally optional. However, you can “select” all nine. What’s the deal? Cut content? DLC?
Neither! Barlog said that the plan was always to visit just the five, but all nine were visually included in order to preserve the mythology. It wouldn’t make sense to just have the rest of the realms missing from the map. Also, it opens the world up for the future. But, there are no DLC plans, so don’t expect to visit other realms before a sequel.