That's interesting :) Santa Monica works hard and with loving details, working with Sony would be best for the fans. A good example is Spiderman, exactly. It fills the fans' dreams and even excites people like me who dislike the spiderman movies.
And Sony would again have incredibly high development costs to fascinate the players in the world. That's the reason for the (Sony/Naughty Dog/Rockstar Games-) high quality. Santa Monica has delivered one of the best and most impressive games of all time - with God of War. Let's see whats the next game is. Another new ip would awesome for me personally.