God of War’s Cory Barlog has returned to Sony Santa Monica studios

Friday, 9 August 2013 18:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

God of War’s former game director Cory Barlog has returned to Sony Santa Monica studios after departing in 2007 .

Announced on the PS Blog, Barlog also said he was working on a “freaking huge” project.

“What am I working on, you ask? Good question. Sadly, I cannot tell you…yet,” he wrote. “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.

“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.”

In 2008 Barlog was pegged as the lead developer on the Mad Max game by Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller, who said the game would be a tie-in to the film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

In 2010, Barlog posted a number of tweets stating the game had come out of pre-production and it would be released close to the film’s debut.

Barlog joined Avalanche around the time the tweets were made, but he left the firm for Crystal Dynamics in 2012.

Back in June, Avalanche Studios CEO Christofer Sundberg said its Mad Max game was not the project Barlog worked on while at the studio.