A vacancy at the Santa Monica studio reveals that the developer of God of War: Ragnarok is preparing for the earliest stages of new game development.
Santa Monica Studio is one of the most famous developers under the Sony umbrella, so it’s incredibly busy. Right now everyone knows it’s developing God of war: Ragnarok, the end of the Nordic story of Kratos for better or for worse. Many are excited to see what this next franchise listing has to do with it, but PC fans are also preparing to get the first game for the first time ever.
God of War will be released on PC in January 2022, so those without a PlayStation can finally play the epic before the sequel is released. It’s not being developed by Santa Monica Studio, however, as a port specialist from Jetpack Interactive is instead developing the God of War PC port while Santa Monica is monitoring it, but that doesn’t mean God of War: Ragnarok is the only game in development at Santa Monica is studio. In fact, there appears to be at least one more in the earliest stages.
A recent job posting on the Santa Monica Studio official website reveals that the developer of God of War: Ragnarok is hiring for a new game, with the roster for a Senior Character Concept Artist including details of his goal and confirmation of the new game. Specifically, this job ad states that Santa Monica is looking for a seasoned artist to help the studio create a “new unannounced title,” visualizing “dynamic and believable characters that raise the bar for creativity and complexity on the PlayStation console set”.
Based on this job posting, it appears that this new, unannounced Santa Monica game is in its very early stages of conception and development. God of War: Ragnarok will likely remain the main focus of the studio and utilize most of the developer’s resources, but this new title is likely to gain more ground as the God of War: Ragnarok release window gets closer.
Unfortunately, this job posting doesn’t really give any insight into the kind of characters this new game is looking for – other than a desire to create something industry-defining. It could really be anything, like a new Santa Monica IP or even a new God of War. Lots of fans are hoping the franchise will head to Egypt once the Nordic storyline is complete, and that’s a possibility here. On the other hand, it would also be interesting to see something completely new from Santa Monica.
In any case, at this point, fans are probably years away from realizing this new, unannounced title. God of War: Ragnarok is not long in coming and soon players will face Thor as Kratos and Atreus.
God of war: Ragnarok Releases for PS4 and PS5 in 2022.
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