Cory Barlog, former God of War director has returned to developer Sony Santa Monica after 6 long years. He left the studio in 2007 after serving as director of God of War 2 and an initial designer of God of War 3. Barlog has mentioned on the official PlayStation Blog, why he has returned and hints at his next “freaking huge” project.
“What am I working on, you ask? Good question. Sadly, I cannot tell you…yet,” Barlog wrote in a PlayStation Blog entry. “But I can say that it is freaking huge, and it will live up to the standards that I helped establish here at SMS. 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.”
After leaving Sony Santa Monica in 2007, Barlog went on to work with filmmaker George Miller, the director of the Mad Max franchise, to held develop a game based on the series. Barlog then worked with Avalanche Studios and then with Crystal Dynamics on an unannounced project. However according to this LinkedIn profile, he had left Crystal Dynamics in April.
All we know now is that Barlog is upto something big. At Comic-Con, screenwriter Michael Angeli mentioned that he’s working with the God of War developer on an all-new unannounced project.