Back in November, Sony confirmed that God of War III was in exclusive development for the PlayStation 3 and announced the shock news that game director Cory Barlog had left the company.
His abrupt adieu was shrouded in mystery, although the God of War I and II director has now spoken a little about it on his personal blog. He writes, "For me, the whole departure from Sony was not exactly the ideal route that I wanted to go, but in the end I think it is the absolute best thing I could ever have done."
Barlog also reveals that he is currently working on several projects, although "I am not going to go into any specifics as to what it is I am working on now, which sucks, but I can say that I am cooking up several things...I thought I would have more to talk about by now, but things are just not quite ready so I will be updating on specifics as they become more solid."
He then assures gamers that despite the fact that he is no longer involved in the God of War series, the game is sure to rock. He comments, "I know for some God of War fans out there it might be a bummer that I am not working on God of War III...but rest assured that it is all in good hands. The Sony Santa Monica team is one of the best teams I have ever worked with." Barlog had also already put in some work on the game, as work started on it as soon as the second title had been finished.
He concludes, "I wish I could have been there to see it through to the end, but it was just not meant to be I guess. The story is going to finish off with a very big, very epic bang though. I think everyone will be quite pleased."