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.

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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.

Discussion

143 comments
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

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.

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.

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?

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

nice. i hope its a new ip....

Vul0
Vul0

I really enjoyed GoW all the way until ascension. The game was not bad, but I just had that deja vu feeling during the entire gameplay. I hope they will be doing some new IPs and let Kratos rest for at least 6-7 years so that we players can forget about him a bit and then when the next gen will be completly figured out hit us with a new one. I want the ps4 to go out with a bang just like the PS3 has with The last of us and hopefully MGS V and Beyond : two souls:D

ahmed74
ahmed74

new IP plsssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

bndori
bndori

Welcome home Cory.

Aria1368
Aria1368

You know how SONY will head-shot Microsoft:

3 unannounced exclusive games for PS4

One from Naughty Dog

One from Guerrilla Games

One from Santa Monica Studio

and God knows how many more that we don't even know!

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

Is that the same guy who was on a "car game" project ??

berethor099
berethor099

I'm surprised Cliffy B hasn't tweeted this guy already and been like "Hey dude bro!  Let's make a game together brah"  # arrogantCliffyB 

Elann2008
Elann2008

Well, God of War 2 was the best in the series so this is great news for me. :)

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

He's going to make God of War time travel to 2014

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I hope it's a new IP. I love the God of War series, but I think it has ran its course.

ghost59
ghost59

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

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.

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).

Hadif151
Hadif151

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

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@ahmed74 Yeah, I used to love GoW but it's time to put it to rest in the graveyard of awesomeness.  It sounds like it must be a new IP when he mentions "being unafraid to take risks."

shadowedkiss
shadowedkiss

@Elann2008  Really? Alot of people are saying that.  I felt like God of War 3 had better weapon selection, and secondary abilties. Like Hermes and the ability to dash in the air with your wings. The titans where more epic & boss battles imo more intense. It also felt less like a button masher and require better spacing from the player to avoid attacks and stradgies on the go in higher difficult settings.

What it is that people love about  God of War 2 so much that Im missing?

Hurvl
Hurvl

@souther_hill @ButDuuude @SavoyPrime Yeah, it's so exhausted that the God of War can't even kill a puppy. Instead, a wholly anonymous God will do it for him, if people don't buy their studios games.