Sony Santa Monica's Mystery Project: Is It Heartland?
We're all wondering what Sony Santa Monica's mysterious new project might be; multiple job opportunities have presented us with information that just doesn't jive with God of War.
Of course, a new GoW will come at some point (the latest rumor puts God of War IV in September of 2012) but could there be another project? Why are they asking for people with experience in first- and third-person shooters? And what's this about Quantic Dream's David Cage being asked to advise on a modern-day FPS for the PlayStation 3? Well, normally I don't click on random blogs but I do remember the name, "Heartland." And as you can see, there may be reason to believe that the canceled PSP game is indeed Sony Santa Monica's new project.
At the time, GoW guru David Jaffe was collaborating with Incognito on the game; it had been described as an "emotional FPS" that featured the Chinese invasion of the U.S. This sounds suspiciously like Homefront, by the way. We had also learned about the use of QTEs and Sony was pushing Jaffe to make the game for the PS3. Now, considering all the gathered evidence, it's not a totally ridiculous guess to think of Heartland but even so...is it possible?
We kinda just want GoWIV. Anything else could be super risky at this point.
5/12/2011 10:26:50 AM Ben Dutka