Cory Barlog is pessimistic and assures that things will only get worse.
As other industry personalities have commented these days, Cory Barlogcreator of God of War, ensures that big game developments will get longer and longer. The next AAA games of the large companies in the sector could have a production of up to 10 years.
If we take a look at the video game industry, the norm of the big AAAs is already beginning to be close to the four or five years of development, depending on whether it’s a new IP or a sequel, like God of War: Ragnarok was. These times will increase due to the growing complexity of reaching highest fidelity and maximum content possible in today’s games.
Cory Barlog, concerned about development times
Through his personal Twitter account, Cory Barlog responded to the story where Matt Booty, head of Xbox Games Studios, explains that new Triple A development cycle that can last more than five years talking about the new Fable. The creator of God of War fully agrees with the Xbox manager and even sets the bar higher, thinking of games that could become developing 8 to 10 years.
“Yes, he’s quite right. It’s been like that for a while,” says the creative. “It’s tiring to work on one thing for so long., worse for games that are more than 8 years in development. A 10 year project would probably kill me.
What could be the solution for reduce times? It is not too clear, but Barlog is clear that the problem will get worse as hardware capabilities advance. “Unfortunately, it will only drag on as hardware generations advance“.
yeah, he’s so right. it’s been like this for a while.
its exhausting working on one thing for that long. worse for the games that are 8+ years in development. a 10 year project would likely kill me.
Sadly, its only gonna get longer as the hardware generations advance.
— the fake cory balrog (@corybarlog) June 14, 2023
As for the next work of Cory Barlog, the thing is not too clear, but it is taken for granted that work on a new IP within Sony Santa Monica that began after directing God of War (2018). We will see how long will this project take youand let’s hope it doesn’t kill him.