Cory Barlog returns to Sony Santa Monica
posted on 08.09.13 at 01:23 PM EDT by (@salromano)
God of War II director teases "freaking huge" new project.

Cory Barlog, lead animator on God of War and game director on God of War II, has returned to Sony Santa Monica Studio after leaving in 2007.

According to Barlog, after traveling the world and directing the cinematics for Tomb Raider last year, he felt he was “ready to come back home” to Santa Monica Studio. And he’s working on something big.

“What am I working on, you ask? Good question,” Barlog said on the PlayStation Blog. “Sadly, I cannot tell you…yet. But I can say that it is freaking huge, and it will live up to the standards that I helped establish here at [Santa Monica Studio]. We’re putting together a team as I type this, an Ocean’s 11 kind of thing.

“We are searching the world high and low for the best of the BEST to come and be on the ground floor of this endeavor. So, hey, 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.

“That is all for now, PlayStation nation. I will sign off with this – your continued support is the reason I get to make these crazy big games.”

Read Barlog’s full return note on the PlayStation Blog.

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  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Awesome, Welcome Back!

  • bloodiOS

    I hope to hear something about this at Gamescom.

  • Raiu

    I kinda doubt we will see what he is working at Gamescom… Nevertheless, Welcome back…

  • 罪罰

    God of War 2 is my favorite :u

  • shogunknight

    Interesting, oceans 11 huh……

  • LastBoss

    Uh Oh!!

    Surprisingly, he looks my friend Corey.

  • DreamDrop♥

    He looks like Peter from Fringe.

  • Elvick

    Hopefully not another God of War, that series needs to go on a break.

  • LordKaiser

    God of War needs to conclude at this point. I’m sure that they’re capable of creating a Nordic hero that it’s just as awesome as Kratos.

    • gerald

      I’d like to see a brutal mythology mashup game with GoW type gameplay. Select your campaign: Thor, Odin, Jesus, Lucifer, Allah, Bishamon, Amaterasu, etc.

      Battle for supremacy!

      Unfortunately, Christians and Muslims would likely start World War 3 over this.

      • AnimusVox

        Hahaha Jesus xD

  • Namekaze_Minato

    Cory Barlog narrates the ending:-
    Cory Barlog:”And thus Kratos defeated and killed all the Gods and finally had his revenge”
    Kratos: “Wrong! Give me more gods to slay!”
    Cory Barlog: “There are no more gods left!”
    Kratos: “No more ‘greek’ Gods”
    Cory Barlog rubs his chin and comes up with a brilliant idea to extend the series!

  • Awnye

    Good for him! The bar has been raised to whole new level now that The Last of Us is out and with the upcoming GTA IV. It’s going to be interesting to see which direction games are going in now.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Hmm fan support huh they’ve been thanking the playstation all stars fans but a sequel is just me dreaming.

    • Kurisu Makise

      You’re not dreaming alone, I want one too, along with more DLC characters =(

  • Sharifli012

    will be wait