God of War Director Cory Barlog Takes to Twitter to Break Down Development Process

Director Cory Barlog breaks down the process behind God of War's development on his official Twitter account.

God of War director Cory Barlog took to his official Twitter account today to create a mega-thread of the game’s origins, as well as feature photos of the developers. This thread comes on the heels of the “Raising Kratos” reveal, which is an upcoming documentary that will follow Barlog, the Santa Monica Studios team, and the actors who portrayed Kratos, Atreus, and Freya as they work on God of War.

The first post of the massive Twitter thread shows how everything started — with scribbles, notes on a board, and notecards:

The image of the eraser board in the tweet above is a breakdown of the early story. It’s fascinating to see the creative process in action and how chaotic the whole affair can be. From the team taking sword fighting seminars, to the mo-cap actors in their full gear, to innocent prop showcasing that nearly lead to an entire game being spoiled before launch, seeing this sort of candid look at everyone who worked on such an incredible game is truly special.

The rest of the thread’s full breakdown is posted below and showcases all the fun and juicy behind the scenes takes:

This year marks the one year anniversary of God of War‘s release and Sony has been celebrating in style. The devs released a video thanking fans for their continued support of the game, rewarding it with a free dynamic PS4 theme. There’s also the recent “One Year Later” trailer and a still ongoing sale on the game.

Finally, fans are getting anniversary merchandise for the occasion through a partnership between Sony Santa Monica Studios and Mondo. The limited run merch includes a special edition poster, pins, and a Kratos figurine.

Check out our own DualShockers review of God of War (hint: we really loved it!) here and if you still haven’t played the game yet, you can purchase it here.

Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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