God of War II director returns to Sony

Cory Barlog back at Sony Santa Monica where he is assembling an Ocean's 11-style cast of developers to work on "freaking huge" game.

God of War II director Cory Barlog has returned to Sony Santa Monica, he revealed in a new PlayStation Blog post.

After spending time working with Crystal Dynamics, Avalanche Studios, Mad Max director George Miller, and Star Wars creator George Lucas, Barlog said he was "ready to come back home."

"There I would use my newly honed powers of awesome to create something that will rock the free world," Barlog said.

Barlog would not go into specifics regarding his current project at Sony Santa Monica, but said he is hiring an Ocean's 11-style cast of developers to work on a "freaking huge" game.

"If you are a freaking rock star unafraid to roll your sleeves up and take risks, reading this thinking that your current digs are feeling…well…a bit small, a bit dull and in need of some excitement--you need to contact me at Sony Santa Monica," Barlog said.

Barlog ended his note saying he will continue working hard to make games so long as consumers promise to buy them. "If you don't, God will kill a puppy," he said.

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ghost59
ghost59

@xaxbxab  ready at dawn is making that.   god of war developer is supporting them. 

SmallSatsuma
SmallSatsuma

Has anyone shown this guy what Sony Santa Monica did to God of War after he left?

gino_pachino
gino_pachino

they should make a game like god of war  but  whit the viking or the egyptian  mythology...... G.O.W was a GREAT series but it done, kratos have killed almost evrything he could lol

jubdeidamasta
jubdeidamasta

@gino_pachino As awesome as that would be. It's just palette swapping and not coming up with something original. I thought that same thing back when G.O.W first came out.

3D3
3D3

God of War II is definitely the best, but I'm assuming Stig Asmussen (GoW 3 director) is working on God of War IV cuz he said he had ideas for a sequel after III. And Cory will be working on a new ip.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

I can't really see it being a new GoW game for some reason.  I have a feeling it will be something new.

ViskiJack
ViskiJack

I would leave God of War as it is there is no point to a sequel the story has been told (He killed everybody) a new IP or Hevenly Sword would be a good move.Santa Monica could make a great RPG like the Witcher or a new action adventure to rule all action adventures.Anything without guns of any kind would be great really.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@ViskiJack For me, any game to be described as 'rocking the free world' would have to have the scale of an RPG, maybe not be an RPG, but the size or scope of one would have to be there (such as the Just Cause games).

mehrdad19872010
mehrdad19872010

God of War 2 is the best action adventure game ever made. If even half the incredible ideas that made that game what it is make it into a new IP, then sign me up Sony!

robertcain
robertcain

Well the God of War series has been huge in scale and scope (Up until the fourth one that is!) so they should be able to meet the odds of being ''freakin huge'' well. I doubt we'll see it at Gamescom if it's just been announced but regardless I'm looking forward to the reveal!

3930k
3930k

God of War 2 is the best game


GezForce
GezForce

Hope they are working on a new heavenly sword! ssm take on the franchise will be awesome!

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

God of War 2 is the best game in the series by far and one of my all time favourite games.

After the utter disappointment that was GOW Ascention, I'm happy to see Barlog back at Santa Monica. Even if he isn't working on the next GoW game, perhaps he can help in some way so they don't fuck it up again.

As for his new game, I'll pre-order it as soon as I know what it's called.

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

GoW2 was the best game of the series.  This is exciting news for PS fans indeed.

Hadif151
Hadif151

For me gow3 >gow1>gow2 tho all of them are good

WilliamChase
WilliamChase

welcome back, now starting back a awesome game like god of war.

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kgallis21
kgallis21

All i Know is just bring out God of war for the PS4 as fast as possible please.

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

This guy shall henceforth be referred to as Balrog

supergp17
supergp17

I hope they make an FPS/MMO with a Cash Shop and Day 1 DLC!!!!

DefunktJunk
DefunktJunk

Welcome back Mr. Barlog. Can't wait to see what you and the rest of Santa Monica have in store for us =)

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

I hope its New IP something that focuses on A.I,  Physics, Interaction, Story.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Ocean's Eleven 11-type group, huh? Will they make something as cool as George Clooney or will it be more like George Clone-y?