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God of War reaches its final form and readies to ship

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Kratos in his norse boat with his son, on some river.
God of War

Sony and their SIE Santa Monica subsidiary have revealed that God of War has "gone gold", a month before its release - which means all development is frozen and it's ready to go. It bodes well for a smooth launch on April 20th.

PlayStation Blog has good news for God of War fans who want to know their beloved hack'n'slasher is easing its way towards launch without last-minute panics: the game has gone gold, which in dev terms means it's done and will need no further tweaks or updates prior to launch. The PS4 title is due on April 20th.

Cory Barlog, the Creative Director of Santa Monica Studio stated that going gold means much more to him with this game as it was a long and exhausting journey. It was ''filled with laughs, arguments and a healthy dose of fear - with a side of doubt''. He added that this was the scariest but also most wonderful thing he had ever done and commended the ''tireless work of the incredible team at Santa Monica Studio''. 

SonyKratos in his norse boat with his son, on some river.God of War

He also said the project wouldn't have been possible without the ''full-throated support of Sony'', but considering that he and his team ''have been through a lot together'' and he wouldn't change a thing. Barlog commended his team once again by saying they are ''the best damn team a director could ever hope for'' and continued by saying he's thankful beyond words for their efforts.

Cory Barlog also added a bit more personal note in which he thanked his father for being his source of inspiration, especially since God of War will be a story about fathers and sons. He also thanked the gaming community for their support of the gaming industry which allowed him to prolong his childhood indefinitely and make a living by telling people stories.

SonyKratos holds his sond Atreus in a dark background.God of War - A story of fathers and sons.

In the end, Barlog promised that God of War is shaping up to be ''one of the most beautiful games'' they've ever seen and that it could ''very well tell one of the most powerful stories of the generation''.  That's a bar that was set high if I ever saw it, but time will tell after the game gets launched in April.