Sony Santa Monica’s Cory Barlog “Blown Away” By What They’re Working On: “Lots of Cool Stuff” Coming

on July 28, 2015 7:52 PM

During the latest episode of the “Conversations with Creators,” Sony Santa Monica Creative Director Cory Barlog had a few hints to drop on what’s looming over the horizon:

“We just did our post-E3 summit, which is a gathering of all the studio people…”

At that point, Studio Head Shannon Studstill intervened to pull on the handbrake:

“Be really careful right now…”

Following general hilarity, Barlog continued:

“I gave a horrible speech, but I was blown away with how awesome… And this sounds like a bunch of coveting puffery, but you know, honestly, I was blown away by how awesome it is to be making games right now. The line-up that we have, the stuff we’re working on… It scares the hell out of me and makes me want to go back to work and work harder. And that’s awesome.

That is a great time to be playing games, to be a gamer. To actually be consuming this content. I think what we have is exciting. I don’t know how specific we can get…”

The conversation was quickly steered (with a rather sudden cut) on Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, the PS4 version of Journey and Fat Princess Adventures, so the specific games Barlog was talking about will forever remain a mystery.

Wil Wheaton tried to press further, asking if there was anything incoming that the folks at Sony Santa Monica are excited about, but all he got was “yes, lots of new things” and “lots of cool stuff” from Studstill.

Barlog basically confirmed at PlayStation Experience that the studio is working on a new God of War, even if most traces of that have been carefully erased, so it’s not surprising that Studstill was so eager on the brakes.

That said, I can’t wait to hear more, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.