Thus far, the status of God of War III has been very much up in the air, as the hopeful and optimistic put the game's release in 2009, while the negative and pessimistic say it won't arrive until next year. According to V for Video Games, things are looking up from a development standpoint, but 2010 is a more realistic time frame.

It seems as if the Santa Monica studios are in "full steam ahead" mode for GoWIII, as they've recruited "a new batch of highly talented employees" over the past few months. Furthermore, the "core structure of the game has already been completed," and they're pushing forward with the highest quality production in mind. On the downside – although the realistic may have expected this – God of War III is expected to hit store shelves "around Q1 2010," which would fall right in line with the releases of the first two entries in the revered franchise. Obviously, this is a very rough estimate and is subject to change, so there is the possibility it could be moved up to Q4 2009 so as to coincide with the holiday rush. Then again, maybe Sony won't want it to compete with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and the possible launch of Gran Turismo 5 . Timing is crucial when it comes to raking in sales for big titles, and perhaps even more important when you're competing against yourself…

Right now, the 2009 lineup looks pretty damn solid so perhaps it won't matter too much if GoWIII doesn't launch until 2010. On the other hand, gamers are always looking for the next huge title that comes down the pike, so Santa Monica's project will always be under the spotlight until the game releases.

Related Game(s): God of War III

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PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

As long as they make it right and in the true GOW style, I can wait for it. I prefer polished over rushed to market.


Last edited by PS3addict on 1/14/2009 11:00:03 AM

Kingharris
Kingharris
11 years ago

Hmm, ahead is guurd news!

Bill_Clinton_
Bill_Clinton_
11 years ago

U know im not surprise at all i knew it wouldn't release until 2010.. i think its great because i think theres more than enough exclusive an multiplats games coming in 2009.. with SONY hitting everyone with KZ2 Q1 of 2009 an then Q1 of 2010 hitting them with GOW 3, WOW!!!!!!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I just hope we get FFXIII this year.

Ed_Wayne
Ed_Wayne
11 years ago

I've been expecting Q1 2010 all along. I just want the game to be as good as the first two. Well, I want it to be better.

killzone100
killzone100
11 years ago

I dont really care when its relesed as long as its not rushed its fine by me.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Nothing worse than a glitchy/short game.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

They are perfectionists so they will take their time with the development cycle. I also think it is good to spread the great AAA titles away from each others spot light. Last years October/Novemeber fest was like all great games at once.

noshownogo
noshownogo
11 years ago

i actually think that with all the top releases slated for this year, it might be a good idea to push this back till Q1 2010. I even believe that Killzone2 and Street Fighter IV are being released too close to each other. $60. is hard to come by these days for the average person, far less for $120. next month.

www
www
11 years ago

Developing games for this gen is really taking time,i guess reason for cancellation of games like getaway 3,it coulda taken forever before it's release,seeing as original getaway for ps2 took 5 years of development.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

It's all for the better, man with Uncharted 3, a new Ratchet and Clank, Heavy Rain, inFamous, etc. I'll be set all year.

GOWIII needs to be the next game which redefines the ps3 after MGS4/Killzone2, so it's good that they don't rush it.

SPS3
SPS3
11 years ago

It's obvious that GOW III would come in Q1 2010. It's going to be super polished! Nothing short of legendary! 1080 HD, bigger & better battles(hopefully Hercules), & a greater storyline. It will trump GOW II. they'll need those few extra months!

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

its just good business . all the big guns are going to be out this year and when sony delivers the final blow , the install base will be large enough to make it sell like crazy !

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

LOL Shak I'm a very manly male (I'd like to think so xD) but your avatar is just really cute 😛

>=]

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

i am too but there is no shame to acknowledge something for what it is . 🙂

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I'll wait.

Wow, think about this. If what Jaffe saw in 2008 made him wet his pants…and with what we've seen from the trailer…and what we've seen the PS3 CAN do with Killzone…imagine how UTTERLY RIDICULOUS this game will be after another year of development. We're going to need new words to describe just how SICK this game will be!

"Timing is crucial when it comes to raking in sales for big titles, and perhaps even more important when you're competing against yourself…"

I get the feeling that by the first quarter of 2010, the ONLY competition Sony will have will be themselves.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

How bout this for a new word:

utterlyscrumptastepiclyawesweetness!

whooka
whooka
11 years ago

We know it's not gonna be vaporware so I'm fine with waiting as long as it's coming. I got a feeling the developers are playing it smart as far as PR goes as a later projected date is better then a bunch of earlier ones that keep getting bumped ahead, imo.

FLYING_APE
FLYING_APE
11 years ago

I actually want it to come out 2010 as with gt5. I know sony is going to have another great year but i don't think sony needs it to release any time soon.

All you sony fanboys need to stop with " sony has teh bezt lineup evaaa this year!!! " *points fingers at ben*

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

But, Sony DOES have the best line-up ever this year.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

you know ,you are getting annoying!

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

It dose just go compare all the games sceduled to realease this year on both platforms….man you are really arrogant at times

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

I pray to the god of playstation that God of War III isn't 2009.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I thought I read something about new footage coming this month, does anyone know when it comes out?

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Well 09 release along with price cut in holiday season would sell a hell lot of ps3,Though this being the last gow is enough to make people worried of the quality, so yeah don't rush but defenetly don't due what kz2 did.That is delay the game 3 months just so it does not compete(R2 vs KZ2) I would have delayed R2 instead & in that case I would also delay U2.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

I think if they did KZ2 in November (or, whenever it was R2 released), and R2 in February, KZ2 would STILL hurt R2 sales. I certainly wouldn't have bothered buying R2 if I already had KZ2 at home.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

Hell i buy any and every new game that scores higher than a 8 out of 10 scale, so I'd have gotten both.

Yeah…imma balla-shot-caller

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

but because kz2 missed holiday season its sales are bound to be worse, and I think kz2 would have sold more ps3s. Same because gow3 has more fanbase it would also probably sell more than u2 and push more units. though wkc sold more ps3 than mgs4 so you never know.

rell
rell
11 years ago

Good idea sony don't throw all your trump cards out up front yet.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

trump card from sony would be shadow of colossus 2, kh3 or ff7r, hopefully new warhawk too.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I hear good things about this game.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

lol who the hell gave you thumbs down….this should be the rare time you get all thumbs-up.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I have said it before and I will say it again. I am prepared to wait, rather it be good than rushed and crappy and full of bugs. 🙂

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

Its kind of bad as well as good to delay games, that is mainly a Nintendo thing for there big hitters are always delayed etc.. but Imagine if you have Killzone 2, Grand Turismo 5, RE5, and GOW 3, all at the same time etc… how do you manage time to play these epic titles. That would be to hard for me!REALLY!

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

eh…. there's going to be a lot more games anyway so doubt that would really bother me.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

I like to see when developers don't rush on games, i hate when a game comes out and needs to be fixed the day you try playing it due to a glitch of some sort, this game will redefine what the PS3 is all about i don't doubt that. till then i'll have more than enough awesome games to play!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Seems like we are all simpatico, still it would have been a nice addition to add to the exclusives list this year to push consoles and whatnot.

AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
11 years ago

WTB GoWIII NOW!

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

Well that sucks. The game I want most in 2009.

cadpig
cadpig
11 years ago

I can wait until 2010 for God of war 3. I'm glad that sony is letting the devs take their time on this gem..