God of War II director Cory Barlog returns to Santa Monica, probably working on Sony's sci-fi PS4 exclusive
- Posted August 9th, 2013 at 14:06 EDT by Paul Kelly
God of War II game director and writer Cory Barlog has announced his return to the scene of the chaos, Sony Santa Monica. In doing so, he has also teased a major upcoming title from the team, calling it "freaking huge."
In his PlayStation Blog post, Cory talks of what he has done since he first left Santa Monica Studios after God of War III, from working on a yacht in the south of France to directing the cinematics on the recent Tomb Raider reboot. He also says that he "even got a chance to hang out with George Lucas for a short stint at, the now defunct, Lucasarts."
But Cory is back at Santa Monica Studios after his creative soul-searching, and he's confirmed that the team is working on something very, very big. No doubt referencing a new IP for PS4, Cory says, "What am I working on, you ask? Good question. 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 Studios]. 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."
We previously reported on the possibility that Sony Santa Monica's new IP is a science-fiction game written by Battlestar Galactica writer Michael Angeli. Angeli told a crowd at San Diego Comic-Con that a team of 150 staffers jumped to this (no doubt, PS4) title immediately after development wrapped on God of War: Ascension.