God of War Studio’s Unannounced Second Project Is Seemingly Still in the Works
Sony Santa Monica’s unannounced second project looks like it’s still in the works, according to a job listing for an Art Director position at the studio.
A tweet from the official Sony Santa Monica account (below) notes that the studio is “seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a new unannounced title”. There’s not much else to go on in the job listing itself, beyond the fact that it’s aiming to be a “genre-defining” game, and that it will involve “characters and creatures”.
HOT JOB: ART DIRECTOR
We are seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a new unannounced title!
— Santa Monica Studio Is Hiring (@SonySantaMonica) January 19, 2021
Back in 2018, we learned via ResetEra that Sony Santa Monica had created “a strategic, multi-phase, long-term studio plan spanning two future projects” following God of War, according to LinkedIn posts from studio staff.
Of course, one of these projects is the now-revealed God of War: Ragnarok, which closed Sony’s September 2020 PS5 showcase. The second project is still a mystery, but the fact that the studio is now hiring for key positions seems to suggest it’s actively moving forward.
Prior to 2018’s God of War, the studio was working on a new sci-fi IP which was unfortunately cancelled. You can check out some of the art from that project here.
In other God of War news, the 2018 title recently made our list of the best PS5 games, given that it features a bump to 60FPS on the next-gen console.
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