Last night's PlayStation Showcase finally gave God of War fans what they'd been anticipating for the last year.
Now formally called God of War: Ragnarok, Sony offered a new trailer, confirming several new characters and now, we've learned that God of War 2018's director, Cary Barlog, isn't returning as director. Speaking in an interview after the PlayStation Showcase, Santa Monica Studio revealed that series veteran Eric Williams has taken over directing duties.
Cory Barlog Isn't Directing God Of War: Ragnarok, Working On Unannounced Projects
However, Williams - who's been at the studio since 2004 - confirmed that the leadership change is how Santa Monica's often done things, explaining:
It’s always been a tradition here at Santa Monica, to change the directors across the games. We’ve had really good success with that. Cory is the only repeat director and, you know, rightfully so: he’s pretty damn good at what he does.
Barlog explained that the change helps offer fresh perspectives, describing how you become "really exhausted at the end of finishing one of these things." Naturally, the question soon emerged of what Barlog's up to now, but he didn't offer many details, stating:
Oh you'd like that wouldn't you, you'd like me to just spill the beans and tell you everything that's going on right now. We're actually doing a bunch of stuff, it's really exciting... but I don't really have anything I can talk about right now specifically, mostly because we’re really focused on God of War Ragnarök.
Elsewhere in the showcase, During this showcase, Sony also revealed details on a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, Marvel's Wolverine, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and plenty more. We'll keep you informed with any further updates.