You may have heard of Cory Barlog – the Director of God of War II who left Sony Santa Monica after the completion of the game. What has he been doing in the meantime? Well, mostly working on the upcoming Mad Max title alongside movie Director George Miller and, as Barlog revealed during his judging stint at Game Jam, he’s also helping set up a new studio in Sydney.
"I’ve said before that I’m working on a game - I don’t know if anyone here has heard of this property – Mad Max," joked Barlog. "I’m also over at KMM working on a little game studio, to help elevate the Sydney games business – big ups to Sydney, right? Queensland, Melbourne, whatever!"
It's unclear at the moment as to what the studio will be developing. KMM is George Miller's production company, so it's possible that the studio is being funded by KMM in order to create the new Mad Max game - or it could be for a brand new title altogether, in addition to the Mad Max game. It's not entirely clear at this stage. We're just glad that the Mad Max game is still in development, and that Cory Barlog is still at the helm.
"Maybe I’ve just accidentally said something," continued Barlog. "Are there any members of the press here? Forget that you heard that – these are not the droids you are looking for."
Sorry Cory, your Jedi mind tricks will not suffice! We like to post good news and, with some areas of Australian development encountering major losses over the last year, this is very good news.