Cory Barlog has left Just Cause developer Avalanche Studio and joined Crystal Dynamics to work on Tomb Raider and a "yet to be announced new title".
"Crystal has pulled together some of the best teams in the industry to deliver against upcoming projects and future IP," said studio head, Darrell Gallagher.
"Cory's heritage in building industry defining action adventure titles, together with our focus on delivering quality character driven blockbuster entertainment makes Cory a tremendously exciting addition to the team."
Barlog is best known for his fine work as writer and director on God of War 2 at Sony's Santa Monica Studio. He also served as creative director on Ready At Dawn's PSP titles God of War: Chains of Olympus and headed up writing duty on Ghost of Sparta.
He was most recently attached to a 'secret action game' based on Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Unfortunately neither the Mad Max movie nor the game has been seen since.