God of War studio working on new shooter IP

Saturday, April 21st 2012. | Games News

Newly posted job listing for Sony Santa Monica seeks combat designer with experience in first- or third-person shooters, vehicle combat; game tuning to involve magic distribution.

The outfit behind the God of War series may be starting up a new franchise in the near future. Sony’s Santa Monica studio has posted a job listing for a senior combat designer to work on an unannounced new intellectual property.

The listing doesn’t detail what the new IP will be, but details can be inferred from some of the requirements and duties for candidates. The studio is looking for developers who have experience with first- or third-person shooters, as well as those who have designed vehicle combat in a game before. The designer’s duties will also involve seeing boss designs through from concept to execution, and a variety of tuning functions, including “magic distribution.”

The Santa Monica studio is best know for God of War and is currently working on the fourth console installment in the series, God of War: Ascension. However, the developer has also collaborated on numerous other projects, from Twisted Metal titles and Warhawk to Thatgamecompany efforts like Flow and Journey.

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