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God of War series made into a Netflix show? The director thinks 'yes'

Cory Barlog, the God of War director thinks that the game series could be a great Netflix show

Jak Connor | Jan 30, 2020 at 01:08 am CST (1 min, 33 secs reading time)

Netflix and other streaming platforms will eventually adopt some game series' that are almost bigger than life and turn them into TV shows. What game series do you think would be good enough to be made into a TV show?

Cory Barlog, the director behind the God of War series, thinks that his story of Kratos would be a perfect fit. Barlog took to Twitter in a re-tweet of GamesIndustry asking the question I asked above. Barlog said, "God of War. (At least, I think so). Personally, I think Barlog is right on the money with this one, a God of War Netflix-style TV show would be incredible for not only the over-the-top fight scenes but also character development, environments, story-arcs and everything else in between.

Before the internet could take what Barlog said as a hint towards Netflix prospecting the God of War games series into a TV show, Barlog clarified "By the way, this is not a hint or anything. I just believe that games would make great TV shows because you spend so much time with the characters in fantastic worlds. Games, like TV, are like relationships with the characters, where movies are more like a date. Both can be great."

Barlog is also correct here. Gamers have a strong relationship with the main characters of the game they are playing and become heavily invested in their personality and story. This relationship between gamers and characters is most definitely a reason (not the whole reason) why Netflix's The Witcher did so well. Many gamers would have loved The Witcher game series and Geralt (myself) and then wanted to see what it would be like to watch Henry Cavill play him. Other game franchises could follow the same path, even if they aren't based on a book series.

Last updated: Jan 31, 2020 at 06:11 am CST

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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