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God Of War Dev Working On New "Unannounced IP"

After God of War III released, developer Sony Santa Monica said they'd be taking a break from Kratos. But they're definitely working on a new project...what is it?

More evidence has arisen at Gamasutra, where we find a job listing for a Senior Level Designer. As expected, they're not telling us the game in question, but they do tell us it's an "unannounced new IP."

So given their expertise in the action genre, is it safe to assume we'll see something similar to God of War? Well, maybe not. The Santa Monica studio is seeking someone who has "experience in designing or contributing to the development of an 'open world' game," so we're at a loss. They couldn't be making a wide open RPG like The Elder Scrolls, could they? Or is it more likely to be closer to inFamous or Grand Theft Auto?

Well, either way, we hope they return to GoW at some point. It's one of Sony's signature franchises; it just can't go away.

Tags: god of war, gowiii, sony santa monica, god of war sequel

9/21/2011 11:48:56 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

DrRockso87
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 12:26:27 PM
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As much as I love God of War, I'd prefer Santa Monica to take a break from the series after this IP and possibly developed Heavenly Sword II. It's obvious by now that Ninja Theory has no interest and since Sony owns the rights, they can always produce a sequel on their own.

For now, I'm curious what this "open-world" game will be. Most likely hack 'n slash but anything Santa Monica develops, I'll have eyes wide open.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 12:45:38 PM
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Please let it be a gigantic RPG that are not kidding around. A complex mother of a game. Complete with everything from harvest to craftsmanship. Full customization. Looks, races, colours, everything. A really complicated one where we have to study and experiment with stuff, an entire wiki created just to cover weapon and implant designs.
Let it be a game with endless amount of stats, skills, buffs, boosts and butts. Player housing, decorations, collectibles, interior, exterior.

I don't ask for much!


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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 1:34:15 PM

Lol It sounds like a lot. xD But I do agree that would be great to have in an RPG game. I hope someone does it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 1:43:55 PM

I love an RPG with some nice butts, see: Mass Effect.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 2:03:26 PM

Actually Clam, what I did was pretty much to sum up two of my favourite rpgs so far!... Minus the online part. Cause they are both mmorpgs (Anarchy Online and SW Galaxies).
The implant creation in AO was so complex that third party software were created to assist players in planning these layouts. I am not kidding.

We've not seen anything like that in regular single player RPGs yet but boy would it be awesome. It just has to happen someday!


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Clamedeus
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 5:34:39 PM

Ah, I wouldn't mind having stuff like that in an RPG game single player or multiplayer but for a PS3 game.

That would be awesome, Guild system, crafting of Armour where you can actually design armor yourself with a system that they give you within the game.

Possibly upgrade paths, endless color schemes or magic effects like flames or something coming out of the Armour making it shiny or glow, and other things for customization like etching for the Armour to put an emblem on the set so people know who you belong with, or what guild it belongs to.

Tons of hairstyles, body types customization of the face eye's etc. Crafting of your own weapon, and designing it. Horses that you can ride, make it's own Armour and design it, different colors for the horse different breeds, possibly breeding of horses to make a better horse. And maybe a Unicorn with flames on the side spewing out rainbows and butter flies! Lol just kidding! Lots of weapons, shields, Armour, helmets, gauntlets.

And different clothing styles so if you don't want to wear Armour you don't have to, different dungeons, alternate realms, mythological beasts, maybe you can have some as a pet? (would be cool) Assassination missions, maybe you can be a Ninja, or if you want to live by nobility and honor you could be a Samurai? (I personally like Samurais and Ninja's).

I can think of more but it would be HUGE! :D

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Beamboom
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 1:58:11 AM

Yes exactly, Clam! Such things (well, except for that unicorn :D). It's doable, it's just not done in a single player game yet!
In my guild in Anarchy Online the developers actually created a set of social wear that had our name on them (The "Circle G uniform", our guild was named Circle G). An easy thing to do for them, but omg what a day that was for us.

In Star Wars Galaxies you could actually play an entire game being a hair dresser or design clothes or interior. Granted there were pre-designed items (you unlocked new designs and colour options when levelling) but you could set certain details.

And your idea of "crafting" (breeding) horses were *awesome* and something I've never heard of before! To combine two good, trained horses to breed a new horse with better stats? Omg what a cool idea. That has to be done someday...!

And it's long overdue to introduce ninjas to the RPG world.
We should sit down and write down a plan for the ultimate rpg someday. Then we just need a few coders, some graphics designers, and... A ps3 devkit? Yeah.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 2:46:30 PM

Hey, that sounds good. I'll just be the brain stormer, I don't know how to do that stuff Lol. :D

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 12:50:42 PM
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I hope they find some talent and not just some disgruntled Rockstar employee.

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 1:01:09 PM
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We could see a twisted RPG game with different mixes on the table.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 1:26:04 PM
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A GTA type game from Santa Monica sounds good. Or an open-world RPG type game would be great too! I think Kratos needs a vacation for awhile to be honest.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 1:45:15 PM
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So we know it isn't Heavenly Sword 2. I also recall them recruiting persons who can do vehicle combat so maybe it will be a GTA sort of thing but better.

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sirbob6
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 4:20:52 PM
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So long as it is not an FPS I will be be very excited for whatever it is.

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Crabba
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 3:43:00 AM

Don't give them any ideas, I'm scared now just thinking about it...

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Lairfan
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 6:58:37 PM
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I really can't wait to find out just what exactly this is. This is sounding so unlike anything that SM has done before, but at the same time it holds a whole crap ton of potential. Certainly one of the most intriguing unannounced games out there right now.

And I'm glad they're taking a break from GoW; it needs to be left to simmer for a while, and then they can bring it back and it'll feel fresh again (hopefully they can make even greater gameplay additions in it too).

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Qubex
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 7:21:26 PM
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Well, if anyone can do something spectacular, they can. I can only imagine the rich world it will have, and a graphical masterpiece of note... Go for it and test the very limits of what the PS3 can do boys and girls...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 4:03:25 AM
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new IP?
dam, i was getting so excited we were getting a HS sequel!
:(

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