Creators of GoW to Create new IP. Probably an open world game.

#1 Posted by Aegon (5496 posts) -

Her's the source

With God of War 3 having released back on early 2010, it’s a safe bet that Sony Santa Monica are quite far along with the development of their next game. No one is really sure what the studio is working on, with many speculating that they are developing a new GOW, perhaps set in a different mythological setting. However, a recent job listing now confirms that they are working on a new IP, although no platforms are specified.
Over on Gamasutra, the job listing states:
The Sony Santa Monica Studio is hiring for an unannounced new IP!Additionally, the advertisement reveals that “Experience in designing or contributing to the development of an “open world” game is a plus.” This backs up previous job listings that looked for experience in open world games, as well as vehicular combat and shooting games.

I'd rather it be something more fantasy based with a heavy focus on story and atmosphere. Something like Okami. Not neccesarily gameplay wise, but in terms of how the world and art service the story elements.

#2 Posted by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -

I read this thread as Gears of War developer to do something new. Now i'm considerably less interested.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13169 posts) -

New IP, eh? That's cool, I think 5 God of War games is enough. I didn't play 3- was there satisfying closure? Is Kratos still alive (and angry?)

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

This is the most ironic thing ever.

#5 Posted by Aegon (5496 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

New IP, eh? That's cool, I think 5 God of War games is enough. I didn't play 3- was there satisfying closure? Is Kratos still alive (and angry?)

Yes the word is overused, but the final fight was EPIC! There was a section in between the stages of the fight that had a great artistic style and a really different feeling. How it transitioned from one thing to the other was very pretty. Kratos stabbed himself in the end, but we see a blood trail lead to the edge of a cliff. Whatever does that mean?

#6 Posted by Quacktastic (1066 posts) -

Jaffe makes Twisted Metal, makes God of War.  Leaves, makes another Twisted Metal.  God of War team looking for Twisted Metal experience.
 
Nope, not confusing at all.

#7 Posted by N7 (3586 posts) -

There's a rumor going around(Since that news is reeeeeaaaally old) that they are making Heavenly Sword 2.

I doubt they are doing that, but as high quality God Of War 3 was, I'd LOVE to see something by these guys.

#8 Posted by spankingaddict (2661 posts) -

I would totally want them to start on a new franchise, even though I LOVE God of War. It seems like the right time to give the series a break.

Like you said , I would love to see a Okamish style of game with a cool combat system and awesome atmosphere... Heavenly Sword 2 does sound pretty cool, too...

#9 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

I thought this was announced sometime earlier this year.

#10 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

I thought this was announced sometime earlier this year.

I think someone said in a GB interview that their next project probably won't be GoW related, but it wasn't really a confirmation of a new IP. I think anyways, I may be crazy.

#11 Edited by Gabriel (4061 posts) -

I thought God of War was GOW, and Gears of War was GoW, because GEoW is a dumb acronymn.

#12 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -

@Gabriel said:

I thought God of War was GOW, and Gears of War was GoW, because GEoW is a dumb acronymn.

God of War is GoW or GOW, Gears of War is Gears.

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#13 Posted by EVO (3893 posts) -

@Gabriel said:

I thought God of War was GOW, and Gears of War was GoW, because GEoW is a dumb acronymn.

No, Gears of War is just Gears.

#14 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

I like me some open world.

#15 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
@Gargantuan said:

@Gabriel said:

I thought God of War was GOW, and Gears of War was GoW, because GEoW is a dumb acronymn.

God of War is GoW or GOW, Gears of War is Gears.

Yup
#16 Posted by Gabriel (4061 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Gargantuan said:

@Gabriel said:

I thought God of War was GOW, and Gears of War was GoW, because GEoW is a dumb acronymn.

God of War is GoW or GOW, Gears of War is Gears.

Yup

And yet there are like 50 threads referring to Gears of War as GoW in the title, making it confusing which is which. I think Gears of War deserves some kind of Acronymn that isn't Gears or GEoW

#17 Posted by onarum (2066 posts) -

Sounds good, I wonder if it'll be for the PS3 or the next sony console.

#18 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10912 posts) -

You know, I would totally like a game set in the God of War universe that is less combat focused, and way more open.

A new IP is nice though. It's good when developers get to try out new things.

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#19 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
@Gabriel said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Gargantuan said:

@Gabriel said:

I thought God of War was GOW, and Gears of War was GoW, because GEoW is a dumb acronymn.

God of War is GoW or GOW, Gears of War is Gears.

Yup

And yet there are like 50 threads referring to Gears of War as GoW in the title, making it confusing which is which. I think Gears of War deserves some kind of Acronymn that isn't Gears or GEoW

Gears is only two more letters than GoW and takes less effort/time to say. I can't think of a reason that you wouldn't use Gears. There aren't a hundred other popular games running around with Gears in their title, either, so there shouldn't be any confusion there.
#20 Posted by caltexboy (1 posts) -

does sce santa monica read this? be nice. I heard and by seeing some clips of GOW 4 on you tube it is a prequel. be nice if sce santa monica finally makes it a free roam game, where you can buy stuff and sell stuff. be nice if you can have maybe 2-4 player mayhem too.. I mean GOW series has some of the best fight combo's in the business, be nice if you can play this like an action rpg, but with buddies to pass aroound the "victim" beofre someone cuts him/her up. That is all the GOW series needs to make it perfect, free roam, multiplay campaighn with some rpg/quest elements. maybe even customization of character if needed.

#21 Posted by david3cm (635 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish: I am sorry, I am extremely tired and may be missing your point here, but why is this the most ironic thing ever? I am not trying to stir up trouble, I legitimately missed your point.

#22 Posted by face15 (1292 posts) -

I'd love to see an open-world game from these guys, but 'vehicular combat and shooting' isn't really what I had in mind. I think there's quite enough of those already.

Would love something open-world and kinda, sorta in the vein of God of War.

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