Not that Kratos would ever need multiplayer action (in our minds, at least) but these days, it seems no new game can exist without the popular option.
Hacking-based action games seem to be the only genre left that continually bucks the multiplayer trend, and that includes last year's God of War III and Bayonetta . But might the next GoW project finally boast a multiplayer feature? If you check this job listing , you'll see that Sony Computer Entertainment America Santa Monica is currently seeking a senior online programmer for their "God of War team." They ask that applicants have experience developing tools that "support networking needs such as in-game communication, client-server, matchmaking, leaderboards," etc. Now, this is assuming Santa Monica's next project really is a new God of War entry; bear in mind that they said Kratos would be left behind for a while after GoWIII launched. Maybe they're trying something new…? Considering the critical success of the franchise, though, perhaps a new installment is a must.
So what say you? If it is the next GoW, do you care about multiplayer? Does it even need it? Will it be more popular?