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Sony Santa Monica working on two new projects

Wednesday, 10th March 2010 17:53 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sony Santa Monica has announced it has two new projects in pre-production at the studio: a week before its most recent project, God of War III, launches.

John Hight, product development director at the studio, told MTV:

“We’re jumping right back in, I’ve got a small concept team working on our next product for us.

“We’re actually gonna do something different this time, we’re gonna have a short-term concept, a game that we hope to turn out.”

So when can we expect to hear of this new project?

“I’m not gonna say when.”

Oh.

“But then, we have a much longer term concept team going through, two teams going on at once.

“One with a kind-of long-range, ‘Here’s what we’re gonna do years down the road’, and then another one that’s, ‘Here’s what we’re gonna do as the very next project’.”

Awesome stuff. As for now, God of War III is due out for release next week for PS3.

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  1. The Hindle

    GOW 4 and a new ip i reckon.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Nope. It can’t be GoW IV, considering GoW III is the end of the main trilogy, and I highly doubt they’d start another main canon story with another character.

    My guess is they’re both new IP.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    But i thought they had no idea what they would do next.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. The Hindle

    Gow 3 is going to do huge numbers round the 5m or 6m mark id say so Sony may want to do a sequel. I hope it is two new ips though.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. KAP

    Even though i’d love for a god of war 4 i hope they’d leave the trilogy justice and leave it as is, its the only trilogy thats fuckin amazing without them turning it into “coka-cola”…. three words “Call Of Duty”….

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Tallon 4

    @3: Right…just marketing bullshit it seems…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. missingLink

    It’ s gonna be two spin- offs.

    First one will feature one of the hookers Kratos laid in the former games.

    Second one’ s main protagonist is Zeus’ s beard on a mission to bring down Kratos…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Johnny actually they will continue making GOW series because franchise is full of money, but they will do it with another story.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. SpartanNuke

    Ermm.. ey does anybody remember watching “birth of the beast” treasure in GOW 1?
    Does anybody know whatever happened to that?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DaMan

    Hindle, you aren’t being serious with the 5 million thing, are you?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    @4 GoW has NEVER done those sorts of numbers. Even when the install base was gangbusters, and you expect a directed single player experience, sans multiplayer to do 5-6mil?

    Insane, and insanely wrong.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    Just by the way, PLEASE do a new IP. Thanks.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Im talking total sales it will do those numbers and as Uncharted 2 has surpassed 3.5m and is still selling as we speak id say Gow 3 will easily do it. Also GOW is way bigger then the Uncharted brand as its more established.

    The reason the first two Gow games didnt do those numbers is like you say Pud the install base was too big. The Ps3s userbase is entirely made up of the hardcore.

    Also the GOW collection which was 2 very old Ps2 games charted at position 19 in the November NPDs which is the most competitive month in the whole of the year for the USA.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. No_PUDding

    The only credit there is to that argument is that GoW2 was late in the hardware cycle, and GoW1 wasn’t part of an established franchise.

    So MAYBE GoW3 will perform better than Uncharted, but I doubt it.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DaMan

    @13 uh. that’s crazy.

    I will bump this thread next year :D.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    GOW is way bigger then Uncharted my friend.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    How is it crazy Daman, if Uncharted 2 can do 3.5m and thats very niche franchise im pretty sure Gow will pass it.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DaMan

    N4PS3G.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. No_PUDding

    Uncharted is by no means niche. It’s pulpy and generic by design!

    God of War might do slightly better or slightly worse, but don’t overestimate the series, it’s never sold amazingly well.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I think a pre-quel would be acceptable. Show how Kratos came to be as powerful as he his. Go deeper into his backstory.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DaMan

    I told you I’ll bump this thread later.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    Its niche as its got romantic comedy elements in it, the first Gow game did round the 3m mark. I wont overestimate it if you dont underestimate it.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. No_PUDding

    This isn’t a tit for tat situation. And Uncharted has the romantic depth of Transformers 2.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Blerk

    I think it’s about time these guys got a break from God of War. It’d be interesting to see what else they could come up with freed from the shackles of the series. Not that those shackles are necessarily bad, but… you know.

    #24 4 years ago