God of War may be a modern revival of the classic action series, but in some ways it's a bit of a departure from other big-budget blockbusters. Specifically, it appears unlikely that it will get a major DLC expansion following release.
Asked whether God of War might take an approach similar to Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds in launching a major story-focused expansion, director Cory Barlog said he has no plans for DLC at the moment. "I like to tell a complete story and include all of my ideas from the start," Barlog explained.
Expansion packs have become a familiar sight in even single-player action games like Last of Us. Uncharted 4 didn't have an expansion, but that's only because the original idea eventually became Uncharted: Lost Legacy. Expansion packs are a convenient way to keep single-player games in the public eye while dishing a large helping of content.
God of War was first confirmed to not include a season pass back in January-another common feature in blockbuster games like this one. That puts it in line with Horizon Zero Dawn, which avoided selling a season pass despite eventually releasing an expansion.
Despite all this, God of War will have some DLC out of the box. Those who purchase the Stone Mason's edition will get a special armor set, shield skins, and other perks.
God of War will be out April 20 and you can get our thoughts in our God of War review. We recently got to play the initial hours of God of War, and we have a bunch of thoughts. Go here to read about how God of War leaves the original behind while taking more than a few pages from modern third-person shooters, and stay tuned for an interview with director Cory Barlog.