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hinch said:

^ Sony are hiring across the board and expanding their SIE studios. Its the same with Insomniac etc.

https://www.ign.com/articles/playstation-300-million-dollars-into-first-party-and-aiming-for-multiple-platforms?utm_source=twitter

I definitely would expect that amount of hiring for Insomniac because the studio just has so many projects, but Santa Monica takes at least 5 years before releasing their next game. Hopefully it's for a future project then that Cory Barlog is working on.

With Ragnarok being the end of the Norse story, I personally would love if Santa Monica takes GoW into Egyptian mythology next!



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gtotheunit91 said:

Santa Monica just posted about available positions at the studio. This honestly seems like too many open Senior level positions for a game that's supposed to be releasing this year :(

Who said these position are for GoW? Cory is directing an unnanounced IP.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

gtotheunit91 said:
hinch said:

^ Sony are hiring across the board and expanding their SIE studios. Its the same with Insomniac etc.

https://www.ign.com/articles/playstation-300-million-dollars-into-first-party-and-aiming-for-multiple-platforms?utm_source=twitter

I definitely would expect that amount of hiring for Insomniac because the studio just has so many projects, but Santa Monica takes at least 5 years before releasing their next game. Hopefully it's for a future project then that Cory Barlog is working on.

With Ragnarok being the end of the Norse story, I personally would love if Santa Monica takes GoW into Egyptian mythology next!

Since Cory is busy with another game they are probably gearing up for that and most likely another God of War game after Ragnarok. Maybe they want two teams on full production working on games. Iirc Insomniac have two full teams, and so do Naughty Dog. They (SMS) have around 250 employee's atm. Insomniac 400+, ND undisclosed but they hired out a lot of studios for TLOU 2. I'd assume they are pretty big too.

But yeah backing a winning horse especially after the big success of GoW (2018) wouldn't do much harm one should think.

For the next GoW.. I'd also love that, I really like the ancient egypt setting.. and going by the first game its a high possibility that could happen. Another one would be ancient Japan. Though with Ghost of Tsushima that's kinda already covered xP



gtotheunit91 said:

Santa Monica just posted about available positions at the studio. This honestly seems like too many open Senior level positions for a game that's supposed to be releasing this year :(

You can go to their website and see that almost all of their job openings specify it's for an unannounced title.  The few that don't are more general positions, and don't specify any game. 

God of War development has been winding down. There have been a number of animators leaving Santa Monica Studios and they are not hiring replacements at this time, in other words they are leaving because their work is done. 

Last edited by the-pi-guy - on 11 May 2022

the-pi-guy said:
gtotheunit91 said:

Santa Monica just posted about available positions at the studio. This honestly seems like too many open Senior level positions for a game that's supposed to be releasing this year :(

You can go to their website and see that almost all of their job openings specify it's for an unannounced title.  The few that don't are more general positions, and don't specify any game. 

God of War development has been winding down. There have been a number of animators leaving Santa Monica Studios and they are not hiring replacements at this time, in other words they are leaving because their work is done. 

I would certainly prefer if they could keep these guys for the other IP or even circle them to other teams of Sony even if home office work. As we hear often talent on this industry have been pretty scarce.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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As others have said, Sony significantly expanded their internal teams before the launch of the PS5: Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, Guerrilla Games, Insomniac Games, Firesprite & Bungie have multiple projects in the works. 

Sony has built a support studio in Malaysia, as well as acquire smaller teams like Valkyrie and Fabrik, to make first party development more efficient. They even have a dedicated PC studio in Nixxes to focus on ports. PlayStation is ahead of the industry when it comes to internal engines/support pipelines/studio collaboration which will pay massive dividends by the end of this generation. 

Last edited by PotentHerbs - on 11 May 2022

gtotheunit91 said:

Santa Monica just posted about available positions at the studio. This honestly seems like too many open Senior level positions for a game that's supposed to be releasing this year :(

Jason Schreier, among a few employees at Santa Monica, essentially confirmed that God of War is coming out this year. 



PotentHerbs said:
gtotheunit91 said:

Santa Monica just posted about available positions at the studio. This honestly seems like too many open Senior level positions for a game that's supposed to be releasing this year :(

Jason Schreier, among a few employees at Santa Monica, essentially confirmed that God of War is coming out this year. 

And they have confirmed several times because almost every week there is a "leak", "rumor", FOD, BS, etc saying it is already certain it have been delayed but the heads haven't had guts to tell players.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:

PS+ Premium will likely have them =p

Kinda interested in that but need more details on what type of games will be available.

Hopefully they wont drip style release them like Nintendo does with their monthly offerings.



    

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BasilZero said:
DonFerrari said:

PS+ Premium will likely have them =p

Kinda interested in that but need more details on what type of games will be available.

Hopefully they wont drip style release them like Nintendo does with their monthly offerings.

I hope that for PS1+2+3+P they have a very big initial availability and keep adding without removal. But who knows.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."