God of War Dev Working on New IP, “First/Third Person Shooter with Vehicles

While we’ve just learned of Sony Santa Monica’s God of War: Ascension yesterday, that doesn’t mean the studio will be putting all its eggs in Kratos’ basket — so to speak.

The developer is currently hiring for a “Senior Combat Designer” for an unannounced IP. Yeah, most of the people immediately thought it was for Starhawk, but again, it’s for an

unannounced IP! So yeah, it seems they’re ramping up production on a new yet-to-be-revealed franchise. Oh, and it’s going to be a 1st/3rd person shooter that will involve vehicles and magic!

The job description (via Gamasutra) shows the following:

The Sony Santa Monica Studio is hiring for an unannounced new IP! We are an open and creative environment that strives to make the best games in the industry. Join us as we embark on our next project!

Overall, the position of Senior Combat Designer is expected to partner with the organization to:


    • Assist, collaborate with and take direction from Lead Combat Designer and Game Director as needed on any the following: character and boss designs from concept to implementation completion, including character animation implementation and tuning, environmental character impact, special effects, sound effects, AI gameplay scenario layout and gameplay tuning, controller configuration, gameplay features, magic distribution, character balance and ramping.

In the “Experience Required” section this little nuggets of info was posted:

  • Experience working with, developing or designing for a 1st and/or 3rd person shooter genre a plus.
  • Experience working with, developing or designing vehicle combat  in a game also a plus.

Well, whatever the game is, hopefully it works as I think a FPS or third-person shooting game with vehicles and action elements sound very intriguing, no?

We’ll update the situation as it develops.

Source: NeoGaf