Cory Barlog has revealed that he will not be returning to direct Santa Monica Studio’s upcoming Norse heavyweight God of War: Ragnarök. Instead, the most recent installment to God of War will function sequence veteran Eric Williams within the director’s seat, whereas Barlog is transferring on to work on different unannounced initiatives.
In an interview aired as half of the latest PlayStation Showcase, Santa Monica Studios pair Cory Barlog and Eric Willaims confirmed the reshuffle in management on the brand new title, explaining that altering administrators has all the time been a function of how issues are achieved on the studio.
“It’s always been a tradition here at Santa Monica, to change the directors across the games,” said Williams, who has been at the studio since 2004. “We’ve had really good success with that. Cory is the only repeat director and, you know, rightfully so: he’s pretty damn good at what he does.”
Barlog additional expanded on the studio’s determination to alter administrators between iterations of the franchise speaking additional concerning the want for recent views and the tole that directing a recreation like God of War can have on a particular person.
“The important thing for us is to get a fresh perspective each time but also a fresh pair of legs in the sense that you’re really exhausted at the end of finishing one of these things. So you’ve got to con somebody else into doing it – like him.”
Elsewhere within the interview, Barlog was hesitant to supply a lot perception into what he’d be doing as an alternative of working on God of War: Ragnarök. When requested about what initiatives he is working on, the Sony Santa Monica studio inventive director stated, “Oh you’d like that wouldn’t you, you’d like me to just spill the beans and tell you everything that’s going on right now. We’re actually doing a bunch of stuff, it’s really exciting… but I don’t really have anything I can talk about right now specifically, mostly because we’re really focused on God of War Ragnarök.”
God of War: Ragnarök is ready to launch in 2022 for each PS4 and PS5. For extra on the sequence, why not try our full detailed look at God of War: Ragnarök the place we speak concerning the completely different characters set to affix the God of War franchise and what’s subsequent for Kratos and his son.
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