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God of War III confirmed

God of War

Sony last week confirmed that God of War III is in development for the PS3 at their Santa Monica studio. Sadly, they also revealed that God of War II director Cory Barlog will be leaving their employ to pursuit other opportunities.

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Speaking to 1UP, a Sony spokesperson had this to say:

“We can confirm that Cory Barlog, game director for God of War II, is leaving the SCEA Santa Monica Studios and we are grateful for his work and creative vision for the critically acclaimed God of War franchise,

“Moving forward, we are confident in the God of War team, as they are an extremely talented group of people that are passionate about the franchise and dedicated to creating even more epic content with God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PSP and God of War III for PS3.”

The next installment in the franchise will be God of War: Chains of Olympus on the PSP, due early next year. It’s probably a safe assumption that God of War III won’t be ready until at least 2009, but no doubt a lot of fans will be looking forward to the next episodes in this outstanding franchise. Hopefully the quality will not suffer after the loss of director Barlog.

Why not take a look at our reviews of God of War and God of War II.

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