God of War 2018 was first planned to take place in the deserts of Egypt, according to Sony Santa Monica Studio.
Cory Barlog, the game’s creative director, shared plenty of interesting details at this year’s Devcom. During the beginning stages of development, the team was split on two different mythological settings: Egyptian and Norse.
Eventually, Barlog opted for Norse mythology, but not before some concept art was drawn up.
Though the dry setting never came to fruition, hope remains for the future.
God of War receives its New Game Plus update today and is one of 2018’s most critically acclaimed titles. OnlySP’s Ben Newman described the game as having “the greatest amount of immersion ever witnessed in a video game.”