“Doubt is the demon that lives in the ear of every person in this industry…”
– Cory Barlog
On the one-year anniversary of its release, we’re excited to share this peek behind the curtain of God of War’s very own Santa Monica Studio with a trailer for our upcoming film, Raising Kratos. This full-length feature documentary, coming very soon to PlayStation YouTube, is an exploration into the massive undertaking required to change the course of the God of War franchise.
More importantly, this is the first time PlayStation has taken a chance in telling a story about the people who created this work of art. With clips and interviews chosen from hundreds of hours footage captured during the production of the game, we hope you’ll enjoy this cinematic journey of second chances, rooted in family, sacrifice, struggle, and doubt.
The ultimate goal of this documentary was to go beyond a ‘making of’ piece and dig deeper into the experiences of those who spent countless hours and huge effort in aspiring to make something great. All creative endeavors, especially those of this magnitude, require an incredible amount of dedication and focus. With a team comprised of hundreds of people, and a development timeline spanning years, teamwork was paramount to the game’s success.
Delicate and crucial decisions were made daily, with each choice affecting the final game in sometimes unexpected ways. Our hope is that once people see the experience of Santa Monica Studio unfold on the screen, they will be able to appreciate the incredible passion the studio have for their work and the remarkable respect they have for their craft. For God of War specifically, fans have shown a great deal of love and loyalty, which has earned them an everlasting seat at the Santa Monica Studio family table.
The creative people at Santa Monica Studio and all throughout PlayStation are eager to offer a glimpse into the heartfelt development of this world that means so much to all of us. We sincerely express our thanks to the fans that have celebrated God of War with us over the years and we’re so excited to use this new medium to introduce our world to new fans who have yet to discover its wonders.