God of War II (PS3)
God of War II Director Cory Barlog Returns to Sony Santa Monica
Written Friday, August 09, 2013 By Richard Walker
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Having departed Sony Santa Monica back in 2007, Cory Barlog has returned to the God of War studio, and is apparently working on something "freaking huge".

Barlog was Lead Animator on the first God of War, Game Director on God of War II and worked on God of War III as Game Director for a brief spell, before leaving to work on other projects such as the latest Tomb Raider for Crystal Dynamics, directing the game's cinematics.

Now that Barlog is back at Santa Monica Studios (SMS), he'll be working with the development team on a new project. "What am I working on, you ask? Good question," Barlog writes in his comeback post on the PS 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 SMS."

Is it a new, next-gen God of War, or something else entirely? Whatever the case, it's certain to be exciting.


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Forum Posts: 79
Comment #1 by Dreamwalker
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 01:41:10 PM
Is it a hint from the hidden painting at God of War Ascension? it said 'when the world stop revolving, the journey begin!' could it be continue story from the third?

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Comment #2 by Canadian_Wilson
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 01:44:26 PM
A next-gen GOW is always welcomed! But it would be great to see how creative they can get and make a game no one has came out with

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Comment #3 by Scarfacew00t
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 01:54:14 PM
I hardly see where they can lead Kratos since GoW3.. I hope it's a new ip. Leave Kratos alone, he has suffered enought with Ascension!

Still, great news! A new SM's game for the PS4 will be more than welcome!

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Comment #4 by TuckNorris85
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 02:09:04 PM
only been a ps gamer for couple of months, having been xbox owner previous. Is god of war a good buy? Dont know much about it.

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Comment #5 by TrophyBoost
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 02:33:15 PM
@4,,, it is something every gamer should experience. It is one of the greatest series of our time. Hope u like.

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Comment #6 by twyz
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 02:47:41 PM
I think GoW II was the best of the series. This secret project should be awesome.

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Comment #7 by Ice884
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 02:55:34 PM
@#4 yes GoW is one of the best game series out there. Makes me feel a little sorry for xbox only people that will never get to experience the awesomeness that is GoW. I seriously hope that it is another GoW, I can't not wait especially since it will be on the next gen system.

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Comment #8 by ffchampion
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:00:55 PM
i am hoping this is GOW 4! i would love it. been missing god of war main story.

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Comment #9 by dbigfeet
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:05:40 PM

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Comment #10 by Irish Pub Boxing
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:11:36 PM
@9 - A Syphon Filter reboot would be awesome.

I like the GOW series but I think it's time to take a break from it and come up with something new.

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Comment #11 by TuckNorris85
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:51:43 PM
@4 & 7, thank you for the advice. Might start with the trilogy then.

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Comment #12 by TuckNorris85
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:52:49 PM
Sorry 5 & 7. Not gonna reply to myself lol

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Comment #13 by Darthjoker
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:57:30 PM
@4: yes its good. In fact is one of those games that if you have a PS3, you should have the game(god of war) then.

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Comment #14 by TuckNorris85
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 04:03:25 PM
Thank you 13. Will try to squeeze it in before next gen. If not, that is what gaikai is planned to do lol

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Comment #15 by javahouse
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 04:34:18 PM
Sweet! In my opinion GOW II is by far the best in the series!

But I hope Cory is working on a new hack n' slash IP instead of another GOW.

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Comment #16 by TheUnlockable1
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 07:02:21 PM
God of War is a great game, but I thought they finished the series with that. How are they going to continue that series? Plus I was hoping they could pick up on Heavenly Sword or Starhawk, I mean those games are good but Santa Monica can make them great. But it's fine, if they have a new IP that would be interesting

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Comment #17 by 8BitArtist
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 08:05:54 PM
retire GOW plus. games played out

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Comment #18 by InfamousGamer
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 11:14:54 PM
As a God of War fan since day one, give it up. It was fun while it lasted, you guys proved to be one the greatest developer in the world today. GoW was and always will be one of my favorite games of all time. Honestly, I hope is a new IP for the PS4. I'm excited to see what SMS gonna come up with

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Comment #19 by Dai060588
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 05:16:40 AM
Fuck this will be interesting !

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Comment #20 by ziggy78900
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 05:59:06 AM
aslong as they dont make a new gow

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Comment #21 by Benmahalf
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 07:42:35 AM
I agree with the people that said they hope it's not another new GoW game.

With the HD remakes, we've had six games this generation, which is overkill. They're good, which is why GoW gets less hate than other series with as many games in the same time frame, but it's definitely time for a new IP.

Forum Posts: 65
Comment #22 by nunovale
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 11:21:26 AM
I would love to play Heavenly Sword: Origins... ;)

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Comment #23 by Dark Hunter
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 11:36:28 AM
Stop the GoW series, give us something new to experience the same feeling we had when we first played GoW.

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Comment #24 by BAOH76
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 12:55:52 PM
i like to have a new experience game,but i love Kratos and God Of War series,so for me it's welcome for new episode of Kratos,specially on the powerfull PS4....but this time i hope they can make a possible to move the camera like other games.

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Comment #25 by ModernSith2010
Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 03:23:07 PM
A Open World God Of War maybe, that would be freakin awesome, I've missed out on the GOW since GOW 2 since I had moved to M$, but now I'm back baby. I'll be playing all the GOW when they come to Gaikai.

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Comment #26 by ASSASSINS STEEL
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 03:38:04 AM
you know a lots of people say that there's a lot of God of wars but probably right but if you think about it they only made two for the ps3 3 ascensions 1&2 was HD remake as well the PSP versions I would love to see another god of war something after 3

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Comment #27 by Jooles
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 06:27:05 AM
I lost all interest for anything else the second someone mentioned Syphon Filter. It's about goddamn time already!

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Comment #28 by trophyPS3
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 06:56:55 AM
Good bring God of War 4 on PS4 without shitty Online Multiplayer like God of War: Ascension.

Tomb Raider and God of War: Ascension came with terrible online multiplayer modes. Both Franchises not need online multiplayer modes. It is silly and stupid.

Glad Cory is back and making sure GoW 4 going be epic from original series.

GoW series must stay away from evil multiplayer. Sony need to pull this stuff away from GoW series and put multiplayer in other game if they want like new IP game, Killzone series and others.

God of War is about single-player story and that is. :)

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Comment #29 by Beanietheman PST
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 11:11:13 AM
holy fuck am i exited for this, the sms team are so good , i cant fault THEIR development skills, only the pr team for choosing multiplayer, their new i.p they released at e3 looks great, im sure this will be to

Forum Posts: 147
Comment #30 by kingbigums
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 01:17:51 PM
A new twisted metal would be sweet! Like one with more than just 3 characters and a lot of the good cars people actually wanted. Like Twister, Thumper, Mr.Slam, and a drivable Hammerhead.

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US November 17, 2009
Europe April 30, 2010
Japan March 18, 2010

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