It has been revealed by a Sony representative that Cory Barlog, the dude behind God of War 2, is leaving SCEA’s Santa Monica studio. “We are grateful for his work and creative vision for the critically acclaimed God of War franchise,” he said, adding that they are confident in the remaining members of the God of War team, unofficially confirming the development of God of War 3 on the PS3.
Barlog is best known for stepping into the titan-sized shoes of David Jaffe, creator of the God of War franchise, in the sequel; he served as animation director on the first game. While Jaffe went on to form his own Sony-endorsed game studio Eat, Sleep and Play, it is currently not known what Barlog’s future plans are.
We wish you good luck Barlog, wherever you go!
Legendary game designer David Jaffe, known best for his work on Twisted Metal and God of War, has updated his blog with details of his work (confirming that he’s still with Sony) and a not-so-surprising bit about the God of War franchise: A GOD OF WAR TRILOGY!!!!
I CAN tell you that God of War 2 is shaping up very, very nicely. I played a bunch of levels last week and it’s really, really fun. The art and music is much better than the first game and there is some damn fine level design going on in the new game. As Cory and I have said to the press, this is the second act of a bigger story. And when you are making a game, you never really know if the game will turn out good enough to merit another one in the series. But after last week, I can say I am very confident of our chances to be able to complete the GOD OF WAR trilogy. You never know, but that’s me just putting it out there.
It’s obvious that nothing is set in stone yet, but the popularity of the original God of War and the hype surrounding the upcoming sequel will make sure that it’ll be flying off store shelves once it hits stores February 2007, thus ensuring the third (and most probably final) game in the violently-gratifying series.
With the God of War 2 announcement, Sony released an artwork of Kratos in some seriously bad-ass armor. Being an avid fan of the original, the artwork was like heaven to me… so the following wallpaper is dedicated to all the other God of War fans out there.
Thanks to Sony for releasing a high-res version of the artwork, which allowed me to crop it to the 2560×1600 version for users of really large wide-screen monitors (especially the 30″ Dell one); there is also a version for users of standard screens.
I’ve provided only the two following resolutions: 2560×1600 and 1600×1200. This will allow users of lower resolution monitors to use the wallpaper. Please don’t leech – bandwidth is expensive. If you like the wallpaper, please refer your friend to this post.
A trailer of the game was shown during Sony’s GDC keynote. Here’s a leaked version of it:
Hoping for a direct-feed version soon!
Revealed some time ago, Sony has officially announced God of War 2 for the PS2. Developed by Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, the game will see Kratos, now the God of War, set on a quest to change his fate. David Jaffe, the creator of the series, will continue to oversee the development of the game, though he is working on a project of his own.
God of War 2 is scheduled for release early next year. Further details can be found after the jump.
There have been stirrings of a God of War sequel on the PS2 recently, what with 1Up reporting that the recent issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine carries word on the supposed sequel.
Now, pictures of the said article from the magazine have popped up online, revealing God of War 2: Divine Retribution, a follow-up on the PS2. The text can’t be read because the pictures are too small, but from the screenshots it looks as if things haven’t changed much.
It is expected that Sony will unveil the game soon, or we’ll have to wait till E3 2006 for more information.
As 1Up reports, the latest issue of the Official US PlayStation Magazine will have first looks at a number of PlayStation 3 games, including one which hasn’t been announced as of yet.
The cover of the issue is graced by The Darkness, the upcoming next-generation title from Starbreeze, the studio behind the excellent Chronicles of Riddick game. The issue also takes a look at Medal of Honor: Airborne, Stranglehold and Dark Kingdom. Also, 1Up teases us with word that a news item on the “soon-to-be-announced” God of War 2 is in the magazine.
OPSM is now available to subscribers, with newsstand buyers getting it from March 14.