God of War Ragnarok DLC doesn’t seem likely, which is good news

By Lee Brady,

God of War Ragnarok is seemingly not receiving any DLC for PS5 and PS4 — or so the game's director suggests. Given how big and feature-rich the game already is, this is probably for the best.

God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams suggested that the future of the God of War series will not be in DLC for Ragnarok. While Williams doesn't completely rule out Santa Monica Studio creating Ragnarok DLC, it sounds very much like no God of War Ragnarok DLC is in the works.

God of War Ragnarok DLCThe future's still ahead, Kratos.

God of War Ragnarok not getting DLC is a good thing

The interview with Williams comes once more from Kinda Funny Games' Spoilercast (spotted by PlayStation Universe) — the same interview that Williams laid his hopeful bid out for the Castlevania license. Reading fan questions, Williams politely shoots down any word of DLC when asked if any is coming to Ragnarok.

"I don’t know, man. That game is big. Like, we put everything we had into it, so I wouldn’t count on it," said Williams. It's a statement that makes more sense if you recall the development hell that God of War Ragnarok underwent as AAA PlayStation Studios title being developed during the global pandemic of 2020. Mercifully, with the help of the nine studios working on God of War Ragnarok, the game reached gold status early, meaning it was ready for dispatch ahead of schedule — but that doesn't make the game's production any less of a miracle, especially given how well the game turned out (see our God of War Ragnarok review for more on that).

Kratos with the world at his fingertips.Kratos with the world at his fingertips.

After such a tremendous effort, we'd be happy to see Santa Monica move on to other things rather than dwell longer on this perfectly closed chapter of Kratos' adventures. Sure, we'd love to see the God of War tear it up in whatever location is next, but it sounds like Santa Monica is stepping back into the era that brought those excellent PS3 games it worked on, and honestly that sounds way more exciting. We'd like to see what's next from these developers rather than see them squeeze a little more juice from the already thoroughly squeezed God of War Ragnarok.

God of War 2018 went without DLC and we think that game is stronger for it as well — though, of course, if you ask people with no sense, they'll say Ragnarok is that game's DLC, a statement so ridiculous it hurts. Let us know in the comments if you think Santa Monica's attention should be spent getting a little more out of this best PS5 game contender, or if they should move on and make something new.
Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Lee is a Staff Writer specialising in all things PlayStation. He loves talking about classic PS1 and PS2 games on PS Plus, picking apart the game design of new PlayStation Studios releases, and trying to explain his love for Sonic, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. He can also speak Japanese — albiet poorly.