Cory Barlog joins Crystal Dynamics to work on Tomb Raider and unannounced game

Industry veteral Cory Barlog has joined the development team at Crystal Dynamics to work on the new Tomb Raider reboot and an unannounced title, the studio announced in a press release today. Barlog is known mostly for his involvement in the God of War series, serving in a number of directorial and creative roles for God of War 1, 2, Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta.

Barlog was previously associated with the video game adaptation of Mad Max alongside director George Miller, who would later pull the film's rights and instead hand them to LA Noire developer Team Bondi — shortly before Miller's own dev studio, KMM Games, absorbed Bondi wholesale.

We've reached out to Crystal Dynamics and its parent company, Square Enix, for more information on what Barlog's duties will be on the studio's dev team. We think a Soul Reaver reboot would fit swimmingly, given Barlog's experience in the field of character-driven action titles, not to mention lead characters Kain and Raziel's appearance in Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. We'll keep that light alive in our hearts until we hear back.

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