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Sony Santa Monica Turning Its Attention to 'Other Projects'

Posted by Sammy Barker

And a certain next-gen console, no doubt

Those of you that detest mythical creatures as much Kratos may be disappointed to learn that Sony Santa Monica has wrapped up production on God of War: Ascension’s post-launch content. Seven months after the release of the prequel, company community strategist Aaron Kaufman has revealed that the first-party developer is now turning its attention to bigger battles – otherwise known as unannounced titles.

“As of today, we will not be producing any more DLC content – maps, weapons, armours, [or] marks – for [the game], as our primary team resources start to transition to other projects,” he wrote on the PlayStation Blog. Don’t worry if you’re still playing the release's multiplayer component, though, as the team’s committed to balance updates and full online support moving forwards. It’s also planning to deploy a digital version of the epic adventure later this month.

Sony Santa Monica has its Titan-sized finger in a lot of pies at the moment. In addition to continuing to help external developers such as Ready at Dawn on releases like The Order: 1886, it’s also believed to be working on a sci-fi project for the PlayStation 4. Furthermore, God of War II director Cory Barlog recently returned to the group, where he’s assembling a brand new team for a “huge” upcoming game.

[via blog.us.playstation.com, computerandvideogames.com]

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BornOfEvil

#1

BornOfEvil said:

I need some details about their sci-fi title. Sony Santa Monica is very imaginative - evidenced by their extraordinary reimaginings of mythical creatures - so I'd really like to see what they can do in the sci-fi genre.

I wonder if there'll be aliens because I'd really like to see what kinds of designs SSM comes up with.

charlesnarles

#2

charlesnarles said:

Sci-fi is good. Hist-fi can also be good. But Greco-Roman-diety-fi didn't do it for me. Especially right after 300 came out lol. PS4 needs a game-ization of 2001: A Space Odyssey. And Star Wars ahem. We can't let the last SW movie game be episode III on ps2... Please make A New Hope!!!

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@charlesnarles @Lelouch I must admit, it's really exciting knowing that Sony Santa Monica is working on something new. That team is so outrageously talented that it deserves the chance to do something different. I think Sony will announce one more PS4 game this year at the VGAs, and it will either be the sci-fi game or Uncharted 4.

To be honest, I'm sort of hoping it's this.

BornOfEvil

#4

BornOfEvil said:

@get2sammyb Yeah, I'm sad to see Kratos go but I'm excited to see what comes next - as an anime fan I get this feeling fairly frequently.

From the rumors I've been hearing, Naughty Dog will be announcing their game at the VGA's. I'm hoping they come into the next generation with something new, but you can't go wrong with Uncharted.

Itachi

#5

Itachi said:

God of War had it's time, both on PS2 and PS3. It's time for them to move on to something fresh. As much as I love the God of War series this is great news.

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