God of War Has No Plans for a DLC Expansion at the Moment, Director Says

No season pass, and maybe no DLC expansion either.

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.

Tagged with Action, News, PlayStation 4, Sony Santa Monica.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

God of War Walkthrough - Beginner's Guide, Combat Tips

Our complete God of War walkthrough includes collectible locations, puzzle solutions, Valkyrie boss fights, armor upgrades, and much more.

Sony to Create Films And Shows Based on PlayStation Catalog of Games

PlayStation Productions will work to bring Sony properties into new media.

Here's a Two Hour Documentary About Sony Santa Monica's Struggle to Revive God of War

Raising Kratos is a full-length film about how God of War was made.

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

God of War Wins Another GOTY at 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards

The developers have spoken and Sony Santa Monica's God of War is their winner.

How God of War's World Serpent Got Its Voice

We recently talked to God of War's director and sound designers about how the memorable World Serpent's voice was created.

More News

Another Blizzard Co-Founder Is Leaving After Almost 30 Years With The Company

Only one of the original co-founders is left now.

Sega Parts Ways With Narrative Game Studio Interior Night

Narrative experiences don't seem like a fit for Sega.

Mario Rocks a Surprising Bald Look in an Ancient Donkey Kong Coloring Book

To be fair, losing your girlfriend to a giant ape will make you tear your hair out.

More on PlayStation 4

Who's Your Favorite Video Game Cat?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Morgana? Cait Sith? Tell us who your favorite video game feline is.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the Latest Game to Get a Dreams Knockoff

It looks slightly ropy, but still very impressive.

GTA Online Casino Membership - VIP Membership Detailed

There are two tiers of membership for the new casino in Los Santos. Here’s what each gets you.

GTA Online Casino Penthouses - Arcade Games, Penthouse Garage

There’s a brand new type of real estate to enjoy in GTA Online. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Casino Penthouses.

More Action Games

Mario Rocks a Surprising Bald Look in an Ancient Donkey Kong Coloring Book

To be fair, losing your girlfriend to a giant ape will make you tear your hair out.

GTA Online Casino Membership - VIP Membership Detailed

There are two tiers of membership for the new casino in Los Santos. Here’s what each gets you.

GTA Online Casino Penthouses - Arcade Games, Penthouse Garage

There’s a brand new type of real estate to enjoy in GTA Online. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Casino Penthouses.