God of War’s upcoming photo mode makes Kratos smile

Posted on April 23, 2018

Anyone who’s been playing PS4’s new God of War this weekend (and believe us, it is amazing) would have surely noticed just how gorgeous the game is. You might have even taken a pause from all the axe-swinging to appreciate the scenery, only to realise that the game doesn’t have a photo mode – which seems like a huge oversight for something this pretty. Well worry not! A photo mode will be coming soon, and it looks like it’ll be worth the wait.

Developer Santa Monica Studios provided details about the upcoming feature in a livestream leading up to the game’s launch, and it looks like it’ll be one of the more extensive photo modes out there. The mode will let you manipulate images in a variety of ways, including changing the depth of field and camera angles, and adding filters, borders and logos. You’ll also be able to remove both Kratos and his son Atreus from any photo you take and hilariously, there seems to be at least 15 different facial expressions you can give to both characters, ranging from slight variations of Kratos’  usual angry scowl to eye rolls and even some very uncharacteristic and awkward smiles.

Image taken from the God of War photo mode

No date has been confirmed for the mode yet, only that it will be patched into the game ‘at a later date’.  As for the reason for the delay? Creative director Cory Barlog said that up until now, he and his team were too busy ‘prioritising the stability and the fun of the game’ to focus on anything else. Given how the final product has turned out – fair enough.