Cory Barlog let the cat out of the bag – well, more like a couple cats – back in March during Sony's giant launch party in San Francisco for God of War II . Everybody was totally psyched for the hotly anticipated sequel, and most were hoping to hear some news regarding a PS3 installment. Barlog clearly didn't want to disappoint the excited crowd, and let loose with the following (well documented all over the damn place):
"If we were to do a God of War III on the PS3, we're excited about the potential–maybe, no commitment, no announcement or anything like that–to maybe have [God of War hero] Kratos in 1080p with the Sixaxis and vibration. Vibration is coming back to the PS3, that's pretty cool, huh?"
Obviously, he said this long before SCEA ever decided to confirm the Dual Shock 3, and SCEA's Santa Monica studio hasn't even confirmed God of War III for the PS3. Until now. Sony has made it all kinds of official: the third entry in this amazing and critically acclaimed franchise is indeed headed to the PS3 as an exclusive title. It's currently in the capable of hands of that Santa Monica studio, but there are no further details available at this time. Eh, we don't need 'em right now. The confirmation is plenty good enough for us. Kratos is coming to the PS3, baby!
However, while most probably expected this announcement, few expected to hear that Cory Barlog is no longer part of the team. SCEA would only say, "we are grateful for his work and creative vision for the critically acclaimed God of War franchise." Nobody really knows why Barlog left, though, and his departure comes not long after David Jaffe left SCEA to start up his own studio, Eat Sleep Play. Where Barlog plans to go or what he plans to do remains a mystery, but we imagine he'll pop up somewhere…perhaps as a member of Eat Sleep Play. Who knows?
But anyway, we repeat- God of War III is PS3-bound!
Related Game(s): God of War III