God of War Director, Cory Barlog, will deliver the opening “Storytime” keynote at PAX South 2019 in San Antonio, TX.
Barlog served as the lead animator on the original God of War after joining Sony in 2003. He wrote and directed God of War 2, and took home a BAFTA award for his writing. Barlog continued to contribute on the franchise installments, including God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta. He later left Sony in 2009 for LucasArts, Crystal Dynamics, among others.
In 2013, Barlog returned to Sony to direct the newest installment of God of War, which received high praise across the board.
“Doing a sequel to a beloved game is a unique challenge, and so is rebooting a franchise for a modern audience – Cory Barlog has done both,” Co-founder of Penny Arcade, Jerry Holkins said. “We’re overjoyed to have him join us at PAX South. If I get the chance, I’m gonna tell him about this place I know in San Antonio where they make the guacamole with Orange Juice instead of Lime. It sounds crazy, but it works.”
Heading into its fifth year, PAX South will feature new game reveals, panels with both big name companies and independent developers in the industry, esports tournaments, concerts, and more.
Tickets are now on sale for PAX South 2019, with three-day badges running at $85, and single-day passes available for $42 each. The event will take place Jan. 18-20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
God of War received a 10 in IGN’s review, and sales topped 5 million copies in the first month of the game’s release. For more on Cory Barlog, watch him respond to IGN comments, and let us know if you’re planning to attend PAX South 2019!
Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN and she plans on starting God of War shortly (she knows it’s amazing). Follow her on Twitter @jessieannwade.