The UK Official PlayStation Magazine has lent credence to speculation that God of War 4 is in development and set to feature a multiplayer mode.
Backing up a similar report in respected unofficial PlayStation mag PSM3, the rumour section in this month's OPM - on sale now - writes: "Kratos is on his way back, with his next adventure set to feature multiplayer."
PSM 3 reported last month that it had heard from another source that God of War 4 "is coming, and will hit in September 2012".
"Our source works closely with the God of War universe, and let slip he'd be working on a related project at the same time," it said.
It's not the first time God of War 4's been rumoured to feature online multiplayer of course, and in February a CV even appeared online referencing a "God of War 4 cinematic test".
While last year's God of War 3 concluded a trilogy, Santa Monica Studio has said it's "not the end" for the hugely popular PlayStation franchise.