Today is the day. After years of development, Sony’s God of War reboot for PlayStation 4 is finally out. Game director Cory Barlog and his team pushed hard on the game for five years to get the action-adventure title out the door, and that day has finally arrived.
Barlog posted a video of himself checking God of War’s reviews for the first time–and it’s a lot. After hesitating, he goes to GameSpot sister site Metacritic to see the game’s overall score–at the time he checked it was 94 (it’s 95 today). Seeing his game being praised so much drove him to tears.
“[The review scores] shouldn’t matter, but I’m just so f**king proud,” Barlog said. “I’m just so lucky to work with the people that I work with. I’m glad I didn’t f**k it up.”
Barlog said he wasn’t sure he wanted to even make this video. He was pushed to do so after thinking about what his son is “going through right now.” Barlog said it was important for him to let his son know it is OK to be sad and to show emotion.
“It is OK to cry. There is nothing to hide. I thought I would try to set a good example and show him that papa can cry in front of the world,” Barlog said.