For a while now, the rumor has been circulating that the next God of War would feature a multiplayer option.
And according to the rumor section of the UK Official PlayStation Magazine, we've received a very clear statement- "Kratos is on his way back, with his next adventure set to feature multiplayer." While most fans will say the game doesn't require such a feature, we all have to remember that in this day and age, a title isn't actually allowed to hit store shelves without online multiplayer. If it does, big guys with lead pipes show up at the door of the game's director and break his kneecaps. …Shinji Mikami ( Vanquish ) must not be able to walk right now. But at any rate, we have complete faith in Sony Santa Monica; they won't wreck our beloved franchise just because they're tossing in a multiplayer feature.
By the way, the other important rumor concerning this project is that it'll release in September 2012. That's a break from tradition – GoW titles have always launched in March – but we can live with that.