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 shifting on to work on different unannounced tasks.
In an interview aired as half of the current 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 executed on the studio.
“It’s all the time been a custom right here at Santa Monica, to vary the administrators throughout the video games,” stated Williams, who has been on the studio since 2004. “We’ve had actually good success with that. Cory is the one repeat director and, you already know, rightfully so: he’s fairly rattling good at what he does.”
Barlog additional expanded on the studio’s choice to vary administrators between iterations of the franchise speaking additional in regards to the want for contemporary views and the tole that directing a sport like God of War can have on a individual.
“The necessary factor for us is to get a contemporary perspective every time but in addition a contemporary pair of legs within the sense that you just’re actually exhausted on the finish of ending one of this stuff. So you have to con someone 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 tasks he is working on, the Sony Santa Monica studio inventive director stated, “Oh you would like that would not you, you would like me to only spill the beans and inform you the whole lot that is going on proper now. We’re really doing a bunch of stuff, it is actually thrilling… however I do not actually have something I can discuss proper now particularly, largely as a result of we’re actually targeted 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 take a look at our full detailed look at God of War: Ragnarök the place we speak in regards to the totally different characters set to affix the God of War franchise and what’s subsequent for Kratos and his son.
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