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  • Blog Post: "Yes, We Are Making Another God Of War" Says Sony Santa Monica

    During the PlayStation Experience God of War retrospective, God of War II director Cory Barlog confirmed a new God of War is in development. Don't tell anyone what @corybarlog just said #PlayStationExperience #GodofWar — Santa Monica Studio (@SonySantaMonica) December 6, 2014 "Yes, we... More
  • Blog Post: Sony San Diego's Kill Strain Is a 5 Vs. 2 Vs. 5 Shooter

    Sony San Diego is readying a new competitive shooter for PlayStation 4. Kill Strain is playable at PlayStation Experience this weekend. If you aren’t in Las Vegas to try this 5 Vs. 2 Vs. 5 title, you can still get a chance to play soon. Beta signups are open on KillStrain.com. The beta will begin... More
  • Blog Post: Former God Of War Developer Joins Respawn

    Stig Asmussen, known for his work with the God of War series, has joined Respawn Entertainment following his leaving Sony Santa Monica back in March. He previously served as director of God of War III and had done work as art director and lead environmental artist as well. No word yet on what Asmussen... More
  • Blog Post: The Order: 1886 Delayed Into 2015

    The PlayStation 4's software roster suffers a blow with the announcement that exclusive, first-party game The Order: 1886 is delayed into 2015. The game was supposed to come out towards the end of 2014, but now it's slated to release in early 2015. "To deliver that experience that we've... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] God Of War III Director Leaves Sony Santa Monica

    Update: Sony has offered a brief, but clear statement on Stig Asmussen's status with Sony Santa Monica. A representative from Sony offered the following statement confirming Asmussen's departure from Sony Santa Monica saying, "SCEA can confirm that Stig Asmussen is no longer with Santa Monica... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Santa Monica's New IP Canceled Alongside Studio Layoffs

    Earlier this week, Sony confirmed that it was laying off employees at its Santa Monica Studio as part of a restructuring plan. Now, a former employee has revealed that an unannounced IP was a casualty as well. Jonathan Hawkins, a former lead level designer with the studio who worked on the God of War... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Confirms Layoffs At Santa Monica Studio

    The Sony-owned studio that delivered God of War and participated in a number of major first-party projects has suffered layoffs. Sony confirms that its Santa Monica studio has gone through staff reductions. “SCEA can confirm that we have completed a reduction in workforce at Santa Monica Studio... More
  • Blog Post: Life Size Kratos Bust Available For Preorder

    A God of War Kratos bust is available for preorder today from Gaming Heads, a company that manufactures high quality gaming memorabilia. A video presenting Kratos in statue form was released on PlayStation’s YouTube channel last week, and can be seen below. The bust is advertised as being cast... More
  • Blog Post: God Of War: Ascension Director Leaves Sony Santa Monica

    Todd Papy, the man in charge on God of War: Ascension, announced yesterday his departure from Sony Santa Monica. In a tweet, Papy announced that he had left Sony Santa Monica offering thanks for the opportunity to have been involved. Yesterday was my last day @SonySantaMonica . I'm extremely honored... More
  • Blog Post: God Of War II Director Cory Barlog Rejoins Sony Santa Monica

    Sony has announced today that Cory Barlog, lead animator of God of War and director on God of War II , has rejoined its Santa Monica studio. Barlog most recently directed animations for Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider . Barlog's post on the PlayStation blog doesn't offer much detail on what... More
  • Blog Post: It's Time For A God Of War: Ascension Double XP Weekend

    If you are itching for some ancient Greek action, then you'll be happy to know that Sony is offering up double experience all weekend long in God of War: Ascension . The celebration is in honor of the latest patch (1.04), which brings a host of improvements, fixes for a nagging audio bug, new god... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Will Patch God of War: Ascension To Address Difficulty Issues

    Many, including Game Informer's Joe Juba, felt God of War: Ascension's Trials of Archimedes level was far too difficult. Today, the game's director Todd Papy says Sony Santa Monica is patching the game to fix the difficulty. In Joe Juba's review of the game, he wrote: "Nowhere in... More
  • Blog Post: After Outcry, Sony Alters God of War: Ascension "Bros Before Hos" Trophy

    Sony Santa Monica said today that it has changed the name of a Trophy in God of War: Ascension, which drew criticism for misogyny. The original Trophy in the game was entitled "Bros Before Hos." It was earned in the game after Kratos brutally beats a female Fury. Many, including Adam Sessler... More
  • Blog Post: Making-Of God Of War: Ascension Trailer Highlights Vo-Mocap

    Santa Monica Studio has released a making-of video highlighting the cinematic process used for the creation of God of War: Ascension, including a tactic called vo-mocap, or voice-over motion capture. The latest God Of War: Ascension trailer uses vo-mocap in order to bring the story of Kratos to life... More
  • Blog Post: Aligning With Ares In God Of War Ascension

    The multiplayer for God of War Ascension allows players to align themselves with one of four available gods, giving them a unique set of powers and moves. The PlayStation Blog offers a run down of Ares' abilities, which focus on a number of physical attacks. You'll be able to test out these moves... More
  • Blog Post: God Of War Multiplayer Beta Hits This Winter

    Sony announced the multiplayer beta for God of War Ascension launches this winter for PlayStation Plus subscribers. In the beta, each player can align themselves with one of four available Gods, granting players different sets of unlockable powers, armor sets, and abilities. A new trailer released today... More
  • Blog Post: God of War: Ascension Collector’s Edition, Pre-Order Details Announced

    (Click for full-sized version) Sony unveiled the collector's edition and pre-order details for God of War: Ascension. For $79.99, you get a Kratos statue, steelbook case, the official soundtrack, a pass for all future DLC, and more. If you pre-order the standard or collector's edition, you also... More
  • Blog Post: God Of War Ascension E3 Demo Included With Total Recall

    How badly do you want to play the single-player demo for God of War Ascension? Willing to buy the new Total Recall movie? Sony announced a new promotion giving customers who purchase the upcoming Total Recall Blu-ray the opportunity to play the E3 2012 demo of God of War Ascension. Total Recall releases... More
  • Blog Post: Seth Killian Joins Sony Santa Monica

    Former Capcom combat advisor Seth Killian is joining Sony Santa Monica as lead game designer for the external group. Killian will be working directly with developers such as thatgamecompany, Fun Bits, and SuperBotEntertainment. "The Santa Monica Studio really blew me away," Killian told Game... More
  • Blog Post: God Of War: Ascension Revealed

    Update : Sony has officially announced God of War: Ascension, and the company is promising more details very soon. Sony's official PlayStation Blog and the game's Facebook page will feature a live streaming event on April 30, at 10 AM central time that promises more info on the game, including... More
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