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:
George, a forge, some whiskey and some crying. That pretty much sums up Sydney. The selfie is right after I read the reviews. Great end to the adventure.
Hope you enjoyed this 1 year anniversary trip down memory lane. Thank you to everyone who made and supported this game.❤️🍻 pic.twitter.com/G1yGQPHVnr
— Cory Balrog 🖖 (@corybarlog) April 21, 2019
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.