Cory Barlog may not be a household name yet, but this name has propped up many times recently in the video game industry thanks to his involvement in the mega PS4 exclusive God of War. Cory Barlog was born on September 2nd, 1975 in Sacramento, California, USA. He has been a game developer for well over a decade now working on many famous franchises such as God of War, Tomb Raider and many more just to name a few. With the release of God of War 2018, Barlog is enjoying the success of the game a lot. So what is Cory Barlog net worth in 2018? What are Cory Barlog’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: VentureBeat/Dean Takahashi
The first video games that Cory Barlog was a part of included Backyard Wrestling: Don’t Try This at Home and X-Men: Next Dimension. Both games weren’t exactly huge system sellers, but they did find a niche audience of their own. Due to his experience in the gaming industry, he was then hired by Sony Santa Monica a few years later where he worked as the lead animator on the first God of War video game. The first God of War video game came out on the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and was a huge hit all around the world. The game sold more than 4.6 million copies becoming one of the top best selling PS2 games of all time. A sequel simply called God of War II was released two years after and it too was a huge success selling over 4.2 million copies during its initial run. Cory Barlog only worked on the third God of War game for 8 months as the game’s game director, but he left Sony Santa Monica in 2009 to work on other games. He helped write the story and characters for the Mad Max video game and then he worked at Crystal Dynamics for a brief period directing the cinematics in the Tomb Raider 2013 reboot.
It was not until August 2013 did Cory Barlog decide to come back to Sony Santa Monica to work on the first God of War game to grace the PlayStation 4 console. This was a project that took nearly five years for him and his team to make and the long wait was worth it in the end. Barlog served as the creative director in the new God of War video game doing his unique spin on the action gaming genre. In the new game, he also managed to allow the game to have no camera cuts whatsoever.
The new God of War video game released in April 2018 and became the fastest selling PS4 exclusive video game of all time. It managed to sell an astounding 3.1 million copies in just three days of sale. Many gaming analysts believe that the game could outsell both Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Horizon Zero Dawn. Projections say the game could sell over 10 million units in its lifetime therefore making Barlog a rich and happy man due to the game’s continued success. While Barlog has not mentioned about his future, he does have plans to make five more God of War sequels that will appeal to gamers all around the world. That said, Barlog is taking a break from gaming development since the God of War video game took so long to develop. As of right now though, we can only estimate his earnings in 2018 and the number could change based on the success of his future endeavors.
In all, we estimate Cory Barlog net worth in 2018 at $800,000.