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Inside the Developers Studio: Follow-up; Cory Barlog

Cory Barlog's Avatar Posted by on Jun 25, 2007 // Sony Santa Monica Studios

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What’s up PlayStation fans??? I know my earlier post was a bit thin…thin like one of the Olsen twins…so I thought I would come back and add some more of what you’re asking for. I love your passion and drive for God of War: Chains of Olympus info, so I’ll do my best to accommodate you with this follow-up. I’m going to share a little bit more about God of War and maybe talk about what’s next on my plate, or I might just announce the rumble feature for the PSP.

Ok, just kidding about the rumble feature for PSP, I made that up.

It’s pretty strange posting something in these new digs though, it’s more formal than my ghetto little blog. I feel like I need to sit up straight when I’m writing this. I’m not going to of course, I just feel like I should. So I guess I will just have the guilt to carry around with me all day. Fortunately I am too shallow to be bummed about that for too long.

All right, enough already, let’s chat a bit about the PSP. I hear that the official news about unlocking the PSP processor speed is out there. Many people are asking if God of War: Chains of Olympus is going to take advantage of this. The short answer is yes we are! Ready at Dawn has been doing some pretty amazing stuff with the PSP since the early days of the platform. Every time I see a new build I am more amazed with what we’re able to pull off with the PSP. I mean, 1080p on the PSP…who would have freaking thought??? Ok so that is wholly untrue, but it does look amazing. I feel confident in saying that we (and when I say we, I mean Ready at Dawn since they are doing the bulk of the work) are nailing the look and feel of God of War for the PSP. If everything goes according to plan then this will be a must-have game in your PSP library.

The combat for God of War: Chains of Olympus is also coming along really nicely. With each new build I get to see more and more of the game taking shape, which from my perspective is great. This game is really a first for me overseeing a game in this fashion. I don’t live with the game every day in the trenches like I did on the first two God of War games. So, all the daily stress that goes with directing this title gets placed squarely on Ru Weerasuriya’s shoulders. To be honest, I don’t like this position nearly as much as directing a game. I prefer being in the trenches and tackling all the problems. Thankfully the folks over at Ready at Dawn are doing a great job and over the next few weeks you will get to see the fruits of their labor. I would say ‘our’ labor, but including myself in that would be like the guy who stands on the side of the road during a marathon and hands out a glass of water and says “run faster”, and then says ‘we’ won the race.

I hope to have more info on the game sometime soon, keep your eyes open at E3. I’ll let you know when we’re finished. I think the first people getting one will be the people who participated in the Island of Rhodes website tease.

I will try and stop by as often as I can and give some more PSP updates for everybody, without giving away too much of course. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, and we’re all looking forward to those reactions from E3.

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+ blizzard182 on June 26th, 2007 at 12:35 pm said:

MUCH better.

You gave me back my faith.

Thank you very much for this. With all of this mystery to tell us something for not ruining the surprise, I can only hope and wish good things for this E3 for Sony.

Keep it up


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+ jerrt on June 26th, 2007 at 12:36 pm said:

can’t wait for this game to come out.

oh and cory…. the fact that you avatar on your personal blog is hannibal bumps you to the top of the cool tower in my book.

“i love it when a plan comes together.” [:


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+ VGBlogger.com - » God of War PSP Powers Up on June 26th, 2007 at 1:00 pm said:

[…] confirmed title to being doing so is none other than God of War: Chains of Olympus. According to a post at PlayStation.Blog by Cory Barlog, Creative Director for God of War: Chains of Olympus, the game will be tapping into […]


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+ God of War Unlocks CPU Power » DigitalBattle on June 26th, 2007 at 1:10 pm said:

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+ Video Game News » Blog Archive » Inside the Developers Studio: Follow-up; Cory Barlog on June 26th, 2007 at 1:36 pm said:

[…] the Developers Studio: Follow-up; Cory Barlog 26. June 2007 via playstation blog What’s up PlayStation fans??? I know my earlier post was a bit thin…thin like one of the Olsen […]


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+ God of War' será el primer juego en exprimir los 333 MHz de PSP on June 26th, 2007 at 1:55 pm said:

[…] of Olympus’ será el juego que estrene los 333 MHz con el firmware 3.5. Esta noticia ha sido publicada por el propio Cory Barlog en el recientemente estrenado Blog oficial de […]


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+ sneakattack28 on June 26th, 2007 at 1:56 pm said:

that’s more like man. i really don’t care what dev’s like i just care about the games they make.


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+ Shifty1432 on June 26th, 2007 at 2:51 pm said:

this is great, keep up the good work Cory.


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+ PRINCIPAL » 'God of War' será el primer juego en exprimir los 333 MHz de PSP on June 26th, 2007 at 3:15 pm said:

[…] of Olympus’ será el juego que estrene los 333 MHz con el firmware 3.5. Esta noticia ha sido publicada por el propio Cory Barlog en el recientemente estrenado Blog oficial de […]


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+ Kurse on June 26th, 2007 at 5:54 pm said:

Thanks for coming back into the Dojo and throwing us a few bones. You are a class act, other than your penchant for wanton virtual violence!


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+ Seraphim on June 26th, 2007 at 5:58 pm said:

1080p!? Holy Wow, you guys are amazing. Such a feat on the PSP. And to think I paid 3k for my Bravia XBR3 when so much was already in my PSP. Lol, just to clarify things I to am of course kidding…

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“If everything goes according to plan then this will be a must-have game in your PSP library.”

Should of said it goes w/o saying but “….”

Of course it’s a must have game for your PSP. Just like the GoWs before it. Just like the best of the best exclusively for. Just like those titles you keep locked away for future use because they’re true gems.

Anyway great job on the update. It added some value to the initial blog.

Also, next time around if you’re going to use Icarus Wings at least make them useful Icarus Wings not 2 feathers which are nothing more than gliders. *wink* Although they were a nice touch They just felt cheap in GoW II.


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+   God of War (PSP Game News) by Free PSP Download: Game & Movie on June 26th, 2007 at 5:59 pm said:

[…] an entry on Sony’s official PlayStation.blog, God of War creative director Cory Barlog proclaimed that Ready at Dawn, the development team […]


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+ PSP Blog » Blog Archive » God of War utilisera bien le CPU à plein régime ! on June 26th, 2007 at 6:38 pm said:

[…] Cory Barlog lui même, le “creative director” du jeu, qui balança la nouvelle sur son blog. La grande […]


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+ Jaradakar on June 26th, 2007 at 6:47 pm said:

Test


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+ MrDaBucket on June 26th, 2007 at 9:07 pm said:

Good job!
I’m really enjoying the PlayStation blog!!!
Good luck with the game and I can’t wait to play the demo this September and the final game whenever it comes out!

P.S. Most anticipated PSP game….


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+ God Of War: Chains of Olympus To Take Advantage of PSP’s Processor Update « Following Revolution on June 26th, 2007 at 9:20 pm said:

[…] homebrew run much nicer now) with the original announcement, however Cory Barlog revealed on the Playstation Blog today that God of War: Chains of Olympus will take advantage of the new update (and it’s the […]


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+ prangstar on June 27th, 2007 at 4:03 am said:

it’s cool to know GOW is going to use 333mhz, i cant wait till it comes out


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+ shuffles on June 27th, 2007 at 6:26 am said:

Where is the GOW psp wallpaper on this site?? I cant find it!!


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+ Arthur1234598 on July 7th, 2007 at 8:04 am said:

im very confused about one thing. God of war require 333mhz to run. Homebrew has a recovery program that can change the cpu speed to 333mhz. So the question is …. Is it necessary to have official firmware 3.5 to play god of war or can you just use a homebrew firmware (ex 3.03OE-C) and change the cpu speed to 333mhz to play god of war?


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+ CAPITAN QWARK on July 11th, 2007 at 6:25 pm said:

Hey CORY now I have questions that really other people want to know.
What about the rumble feature for sixaxis?
and
Who is now creating the history of GOW?
you and DAVID JAFFE, or just you?
PLEASE CORY ANSWER THIS I`m a huge fan and I really want to know this things.


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+ PlayStationVideoGames.net » Blog Archive » Inside the Developers Studio Series, That’s a Wrap on July 12th, 2007 at 8:28 pm said:

[…] Hermen Hulst, Guerrilla Games – Killzone 2 Julian Eggebrecht, Factor 5 – Lair Evan Wells & Richard Lemarchand, Naughty Dog – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Dylan Jobe, SCEA – Warhawk Sarah Stocker, SCEA – SingStar Seth Luisi, SCEA – SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Brian Allgeier, Insomniac – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Nina Kristensen, Ninja Theory – Heavenly Sword Felice Standifer, SCEA – The Eye of Judgement Erich Waas, SCEA – NBA ‘08 Travis Williams, SCEA – PAIN Cory Barlog, Ready at Dawn – God of War: Chains of Olympus […]


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+ PS3Information.net » Blog Archive » Inside the Developers Studio Series, That’s a Wrap on July 12th, 2007 at 9:00 pm said:

[…] Hermen Hulst, Guerrilla Games – Killzone 2 Julian Eggebrecht, Factor 5 – Lair Evan Wells & Richard Lemarchand, Naughty Dog – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Dylan Jobe, SCEA – Warhawk Sarah Stocker, SCEA – SingStar Seth Luisi, SCEA – SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Brian Allgeier, Insomniac – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Nina Kristensen, Ninja Theory – Heavenly Sword Felice Standifer, SCEA – The Eye of Judgement Erich Waas, SCEA – NBA ‘08 Travis Williams, SCEA – PAIN Cory Barlog, Ready at Dawn – God of War: Chains of Olympus […]


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+ CAPITAN QWARK on July 15th, 2007 at 4:19 pm said:

I hope they put some great heroes in the new GOW, like aquilles and there`s a lot of GODS that will have a great battle with KRATOS just like APOLO and POSEIDON.
Oh I can`t wait for those battles, who knows maybe with some TITANS to.


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+ Inside the Actors…err…Developers Studio | Actors Blog Part Of Skylith.com on August 6th, 2007 at 3:41 am said:

[…] blog. Well actually I answered some questions for one, and then wrote up a little diddy for the other. There was a little hub-bub about the first post, which was the inspirations for me to write the […]


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+ a3f39zetunalacn on December 9th, 2007 at 9:21 am said:

a3f39zetunalacn

nice post


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