God of War Ragnarok director ready for trouble over Castlevania claim

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

God of War Ragnarok has only just released on PS5 and PS4 as the final PlayStation Studios title of 2022, but game director Eric Williams has chatted about his love for the Castlevania series — talk that might get him in trouble.

God of War Ragnarok is one of the best PS5 games, but the Castlevania series was long one of the best on any system — especially Symphony of the Night on PS1. Now, game director Eric Williams has said he would love to be allowed — with or without Studio Santa Monica — to develop a new Castlevania game.

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Speaking to Kinda Funny Games on the PS I Love You XOXO podcast Episode 146 at the 1:18.12 mark, Eric Williams speaks fondly about his memories of Castlevania Symphony of the Night (available with trophies on PS4 via the Castlevania Requiem bundle): "Every time I finish a game, I always play Castlevania Symphony of the night: the greatest game ever made. I was playing it the morning the reviews came out."

"You guys can make it happen," he says when his interviewer jokes about him playing the game. "I don't know what I'm doing next, but if someone gives me that Castlevania licence, we would love to make that!" He finishes it up by laughing and saying, "I also just got into so much trouble!”
It sounds like this was a joke, to be honest, but we love the idea of a Santa Monica-made Castlevania game. There is currently the Castlevania Anniversary Collection on PS4 as well, so we at least have plenty of gothic antics to indulge in at the moment, but there has been a reluctance from Konami to make anything new recently. Maybe a big player like Sony stepping in is just the shot in the arm the series needs to rise from the dead once more.

You should check out our God of War Ragnarok review too, as it's a good indication that God of War will soon be joining the very same fabled gaming echelons Castlevania haunts. Also, check out the locations God of War could go next. Anyway, get in the comments and let us know what you think of the news!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.