Original God of War Director Now Working on Horror Game

David Jaffe, the director who first introduced us to Kratos, teases what's coming next from him.

By Chris Morse

The director of the original God of War, David Jaffe, wants fans to know what he’s currently working on and it just so happens to be a horror game. Back in 2005, Jaffe directed the franchise’s first title, introducing us to Kratos and all the bloody mythology that he brought with him. He went on to co-direct the sequel with Cory Barlog, who has since helmed the latest critically-acclaimed entry in the series, which arrived last year and was a bit of a refresh for the franchise.

This horror project is still in the very early stages, without so much as any funding or publishing deals in place, but the announcement served as more of a look into the process of creation and what’s at stake when you commit pen to paper for an idea. Jaffe says he is designing and writing for it, and that it will be a single-player horror game attempting something new with respect to in-game storytelling. So far, the creator seems to have high hopes for his efforts.


Jaffe talks about a little bit of the stress and fears that come with the territory of taking on all-new ideas, but the potential for such efforts to blossom into something much greater is a key reason why creators like him want to keep working on them.

No further details about this project are available at this time, as it is still in its very early stages, but given Jaffe’s previous work in the industry, we are hopeful we will see this become something we can talk more about in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest!

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo