The creators of God of War Ragnarok could take inspiration from The Last of Us Part 2, given that in the past few hours several rumors have emerged that would suggest the possibility of playing as Atreus in the second chapter of the series.
Although the developers of Santa Monica Studio have kept their lips more than tight about the content of God of War Ragnarok, one of their members has hinted at the possibility of playing as Kratos’ son Atreus. They have also mentioned Naughty Dog’s masterpiece at random.
Concept artist Samuel Matthews, one of the minds behind the cryptic cover of Cory Barlog’s Twitter profile, has in fact talked about the hypothesis of being able to take the reins of Atreus in a way very similar to Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2.
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According to the artist, the team behind God of War would be considering mimicking the same change of perspective that The Last of Us Part 2 players loved (but also hated) with Ellie and Abby.
The Last of Us Part 2 has received quite a few criticisms due to Joel’s departure from the spotlight and its repercussions on gameplay. While Kratos is still more than the central part of Ragnarok, it will be interesting to see how fans would react to Atreus as “Abby 2.0.”
Given the epilogue of the 2018 masterpiece, the concept could well coincide with the tones of the sequel. Recall that God of War Ragnarok is scheduled to release this year on PS5 and PS4, but could be delayed to next year due to Covid19.