Today God of War director Cory Barlog posted a cryptic message on Twitter that set the internet alight with speculation.
The morse code in his Twitter bio says 55hsie. Sie is probably Sony Interactive Entertainment. But 55H? Someone speculated 55 hours but I don't know about that. Something is happening, and I'm assuming it's maybe a launch game for PS5.
Or maybe he's leaving Sony again (I hope not) but maybe.....or maybe it's nothing.
I am hoping that he doesn't go again. I like how he directed GOW2 and GOW4.
If he was leaving... where would he go? "End Transmission" sounds like something sci-fi and the only big sci-fi game in development that could benefit from his expertise would be Halo Infinite. OMG... Corey is joining 343....!!!!! I kid, I kid
@darthv72 "If he was leaving... where would he go? "End Transmission" sounds like something sci-fi and the only big sci-fi game in development that could benefit from his expertise would be Halo Infinite." Could be that SCI-FI open world game canceled by Shu Yoshida. Now that he´s not calling the shots at Worldwide Studios, Hulst can task Cory to continue Stig´s project! A man can dream. :)
I don't think you would 'telegraph' your departure ahead of an official announcement in such a way. I'd be surprised a professional would do that. More likely some other announcement.
This is probably about Savage Starlight.
Was savage starlight not nd?
I hope this is that Cancelled SSM game Darkside, it looks very cool.
pretty sure it means half life 5 confirmed.
Damn I have to finaly finish HL 3 and 4 then...
The lines and dots in the tweet can also be morse code standing for NSIE, anyone guess if I'm right or what that actually means
I speculate that given sie is likely Sony Interactive Entertainment that 55h could be Sony Santa Monica, as for the the h, im curious if they might be starting another team based in the same area.
I remember a few years ago Sony Santa Monica were supposed to be working on a sci fi game but was reported to be shelved, perhaps it was resurrected and could possiby be used as a PS5 launch title? pure speculation but they need something to justify customers spending likely 450 dollars on a new system ad we haven't heard of other PS5 exclusive launch titles. SSM are a big studio so likely have 2 teams with one obviously on GoW and the other hopefully a new sci fi IP.
Yea hoping they heavily invest in more iconic rpg’s. Sci fi would be great as well
I just said the same thing, it was called Dark side. #Comebackstig
Hopefully its true, this might explain why GoW got no dlc considering the games open world design was highly suited for it, they were busy developing this sci fi game Dark Side.
I'm quite sure they'll have at least 2 PS5 exclusives at launch which we'll hear about at E3 2020 or at a PS 2020 event.
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I heard that as well, I thought it was canceled because it was similar to the Destiny franchise according to the rumors back then.
New god of war launching with ps5? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Too early, probably a Year 2/3 title though
I dunno. I remember seeing somewhere that all the heavy lifting was already done and they would be able to pump it out much sooner now. Getting the no-cut camera working, etc. All that shit is done. I wouldn’t be upset about a year 2 release but I really want the custom god of war ps5 pro if they do it and I wouldn’t get it if I buy the launch ps5.
@Smokehouse The engine itself would also need to be tuned to meet next-gen fidelity, as good as God of War looked, just upscaling its resolution wouldn't exactly fit a next-gen profile. So I'd say a good 3 year cycle and I assume they have another non-GOW project on the pipeline so yeah Year 2/3 or even further out
Possibly. Or they planned for that and it’s not as time consuming as it seems. I just can’t see a full game cycle with them leaving GOW the way they did with no DLC and locked realms. I would be super happy with DLC on PS4 if that’s what this is. But I still believe it’s coming sooner than you think. I could be wrong but oh well. I’ll just have to wait a year lol.
God of War Remastered is a lot more likely
nahh lol. They tried really hard to distance themselves from that Kratos and managed to make it work. I doubt we’ll see those games again anytime soon.
I think he's leaving
I agree. Sometimes he leaves home to go to work and sometimes work to go home.
Or maybe you wish he leaves.
An announcement for an announcement that he's leaving seems like a extremely odd move imo. Unless it's retirement style situations
PC version incoming.
Don't hold your breath.
PC begging version? I don't think so.
Don't upset the master-race
What a fail of a comment lol
That would be amazing if it happened lol
Omega Boost remake here we go! ( I wish, god I love that game)
That or einhänder which I am aware is a Square game, but I really loved it and Omega Boost back in the day.
His Twitter profile is now space themed. I think some big is coming. Hopefully we find out soon.
I saw this too. I think his next game has to do with Sci Fi. Remember how he said he wanted to make a new IP? He got his wish
It's something that I have been speculating and hopefully it's true. Also found a few references that are Scifish with End Transmission. https://ggj.s3.amazonaws.co...
If it's an official Sony account he's using, it's probably not coincidental. If it's a pure personal account, then maybe he just likes Sci-Fi stuff. But, lots of Sony news today. New head of WWS, and an interview where Ryan talked about the future of PSNow and PS in general, setting speculation straight about people assuming things that weren't true. Wouldn't surprise me if they have something big to announce, but would be surprising if it was done now instead of some show....although not really out of the ordinary for them the past few years. Would love a new IP from SSM. They're talented enough to pull off something great.
every time I see Kratos my heart jumps waiting for the sequel announcement! come on Santa Monica give us a spark of hope
Every time I see Kratos my heart jumps for a different reason. Haha
Same i want more
Hopefully he'll announce something interesting asap.
Sony probably bought the rights for dead space series. I would for Sony to reboot that series.
That would be interesting.
What makes you speculate that. I think is highly improbable.
Ahhhh!!! GOW....Game of this fuken generation baby!!!!
Yes... Along with The Last of Us 2.
Probably his new IP
Would like some more Sci-Fi IP's. Hopefully it doesn't involve the cliche space marine motif.
He just finished Death Stranding.
End Transmission quote were used in original Playstation 1995 commercial ENOS U R NOT "RED" E just saying.
Maybe Herman gave him the go ahead on the game he wanted to do
Now god of war was a game ! Perfect mix of gameplay and story . You here that Kojima ?.
I was kinda hoping for a massive god of war expansion. That would be da bomb
End transmission doesnt sound good. Maybe his current stint with Sony is coming to an end. I mean, after seeing what he did with God of War, why wouldnt everyone from Microsoft to Google offer truckloads of money to acquire Barlog? Hope im just being pessimist about this. I would be gutted if God of War Part II isnt directed/written by Barlog.
He can get what he wants from sony without moving. He trusts and has worked with SSM for a long time; you can't put a price on that...
Ummm, he's just teasing his new game lmao
He's definitely working on a new Game, last he said after GOW launched, he said the sequel to that game won't be lead by him, he's laid the ground work down for it to continue, but he's now trying to convince Sony of his next idea which is a new IP. So we will see. Its way too early to talk about it. Because new IPs take alot of work to get from paper to pre alpha demo
yeah it's gotta be the cancelled scifi game