Many will say straight-up action games like God of War simply don't need multiplayer. But multiplayer seems to be the wave of the future (fortunately or unfortunately) and we keep seeing this rumor…
We all know that Sony Santa Monica will eventually deliver God of War IV , and we've heard that the new production might include multiplayer entertainment. And now, another source has located more evidence to support that idea.
It appears that UK publication PSM3 has said GoWIV "could possibly feature online multiplayer co-op in the form of a plot-line involving Kratos and brother Deimos attempting to escape from the afterlife." …aside from the run-on sentence, that's intriguing. Now, the concept of multiplayer designed to extend or enrich the storyline in the campaign mode isn't exactly new, but such a concept hasn't been realized often enough, in my opinion.
As we always say, provided you don't sacrifice anything from the development of the campaign, feel free to add multiplayer. However, if the fans find that the campaign in God of War IV is anything less than astounding, they're gonna blame…yeah, you know.