Video game director and writer Cory Barlog, best known for his work as the lead animator for God of War, as the game director of God of War II and as the writer for God of War: Ghost of Sparta, left Sony in 2007 after working on God of War III for eight months. Now, he’s back.

I felt that I was ready to come back home – home to where it all started, Santa Monica Studios.(SMS) There I would use my newly honed powers of awesome to create something that will rock the free world. In an instant I decided to move my family, my wife who is nothing short of a superhero every day and our newborn son, Helo, named after our favorite character in BSG as well as our shorthand for the Sun God Helios – nerd family for sure, down to the sunny Shangri-La that is Santa Monica California.

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