Santa Monica Studio hiring for new God of War project

Santa Monica Studio has issued a job ad seeking a senior staff concept artist to join the God of War team. Available immediately, the new recruit would be required to move to California and join the Sony-owned developer in the creation of a “Military/Combat” game for the PlayStation brand.

While the mystery project isn't mentioned by name, Santa Monic Studio's posting could point to a full God of War console sequel. Not that the existence of a sequel was ever in question, mind you, just that Sony has been relatively quiet about when it plans to bring Kratos back to the PS3.

Kratos' return was also predicted earlier this year in an April edition of the UK game mag PSM3, which reported, “PSM3 has heard from another source that God of War 4 is coming, and will hit in September 2012.”

God of War or not, this is a cool opportunity for industry concept artists. Previous game making experience is desirable, but not required, so if you've got a degree in something resembling the Fine Arts and think you can design kickass Gods and/or Titans, it can't hurt to apply. Read the complete job duties and requirements at the official posting.


  • R-ape - October 31, 2011 10:38 a.m.

    I'm hoping for another prequel here, if not another entirely new installment to the storyline (everyone knows Kratos survived).
  • jackthemenace - October 31, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    Whoa. As cool as a sequel would be, I definitely think we're in for more Prequel/filler material. Not that I have a problem with that, mind, but after the events of 3, can there really be that many Gods LEFT? I can picture it now: "God of War 4: Finish the job!" sees Kratos bored of a mundane life ruling over the entire earth after *spoilers*, so he goes round slaughtering the rest of the gods, like Bovinia, Goddess of Cows. I take that back. I want that game nao.
  • Doorstop - October 31, 2011 1:15 p.m.

    I don't really see anything pointing to the definate "God of War IV with Kratos" announced headline everyone seems to be carrying. Just because it's the God of War team doesn't guarantee it, and pinning Kratos up there for it is jumping to even farther conclusions.
  • I'maCanadian! - October 31, 2011 1:44 p.m.

    "Project: God of War" From the official job posting. Seems pretty clear to me.
  • Fafnir - November 1, 2011 11:50 a.m.

    I think it could be interesting if they made a new trilogy with a new "god of war" and a new mythology As much as I love the character, I think his story ended with GoW3. Zeus and (nearly) all the greek gods are dead. And they used most of the monsters in greek mythology. It's hard to bring something new to the table if there is no more beast or gods left to kill. Roman mythology is too similar, so I think norse/germanic could be great. Slavic, celtic or aztec mythology could be cool too, but I'm afraid most people know nothing about those.
  • Vordhosbn - November 1, 2011 3:52 a.m.

    I wish I could get excited about GoW games. GoW3 was a one playthrough only game for me, moderately fun but nothing made me want to hold onto the game, so it's been sold. As much criticism as it gets from some quarters, I'd be more excited for a good new DMC.

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