A new job posting for Sony Santa Monica once again confirms that the God of War Ragnarok developer currently has a new project in development.
Later this year, PlayStation and Sony Santa Monica will launch the latest game God of War Franchise, God of War Ragnarok. It is the sequel to 2018’s soft restart of the God of War series and is sure to be one of the most anticipated PlayStation exclusive releases of the PlayStation 5 generation. But as Sony Santa Monica focuses on the final stages of God of War Ragnarok’s development, it’s also beginning to look ahead to what’s next.
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In a recent job posting for Sony Santa Monica, the studio confirmed that a new project is already in development. The job posting is important as Sony Santa Monica is looking for a new art director. However, the art director position will not work on God of War Ragnarok as that position is already occupied by Rafael Grassetti. Instead, the new art director is hired to lead the development of an entirely new, unannounced project.
In several instances, the art director job profile mentions a “new unannounced titles,” “new journey,” and “major new project” ad at Sony Santa Monica. Obviously the language is extremely vague as to what this project could be, but what’s important is that it’s new and has yet to be publicly confirmed. As for other details about the project, the profile only says that Santa Monica Studio builds “genre-defining games” and that the position will help create style guides for “environments, characters, and creatures.”
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What’s next for Sony Santa Monica is a mystery from a general perspective. Sony Santa Monica was the God of War studio for PlayStation dating back to the release of the original game in 2005, so it’s hard to imagine them working on anything else. But God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams ends the “Norse Saga” with God of War Ragnarok. The future of the studio is in the stars.
One possibility is God of War director Cory Barlog’s next project. In 2021, Barlog confirmed he would not be directing God of War Ragnarok, due in part to Sony Santa Monica’s tradition of swapping directors between games. However, Barlog is still at Sony Santa Monica and has hinted at another game. It’s possible that Barlog built a team while working as a producer on God of War Ragnarok and now needs an art director.
Time will tell what Sony Santa Monica’s next project is. Maybe the God of War studio will pause to work on something new, or maybe they have two teams and can develop two AAA games at the same time. Maybe it will be a new IP, or maybe it’s just the next God of War game. With the success of God of War’s soft reboot, many Sony Santa Monica fans will be watching.
God of War Ragnarok Releases in 2022 on PS4 and PS5.
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