God of War is an action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) The game features a third-person, over-the-shoulder free camera, a departure from the previous installments, which featured a third-person, fixed cinematic camera. Cinematographically, the game is presented in a continuous shot, with no camera cuts. The game is open, but it is not open-world. Due to it being open, players can fast travel to different locations through Mystic Gateways. As the ability to swim was cut from the game, players instead use a boat to traverse bodies of water. Just like previous entries, there are puzzles for players to solve to progress through parts of the game. Although the game is played entirely as Kratos, there are times when the player may choose to passively control Kratos’ son, Atreus.