God of War unlocks tonight and many of you will be playing the game for the first time in the next few hours. To commemorate that event, the game's director, Cory Barlog, has released a video he recorded when the game's review embargo ended last Thursday.

The video isn't long, about five minutes, but it's an interesting look at how creators feel seeing something they made get released and evaluated and finding out how people really feel about it. Developers often tell us that sometimes they get to the end of major projects after years of work and don't know how people will receive it, the only thing they can really do is believe in themselves and their work.

You can see Barlog's video below as he starts to get justifiably emotional at the reaction to God of War. It's worth a watch.

You can find our God of War review right here. The game releases exclusively on PlayStation 4 on April 20.

 

Our Take
It's a no doubt cathartic feeling for Barlog, but also serves as a good reminder that developers are people that more often than not are simply trying to make what they feel are the best games they can given their resources. This doesn't mean they don't make mistakes, but it does feel nice to see them celebrating success, too.