Sony’s Viral Job Listing Seemingly Teases A New God of War Game In the Blockbuster PlayStation Franchise

Published 08/18/2023, 8:29 AM EDT

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Sony‘s action-adventure video game God of War Ragnarok is the ninth installment in the franchise and also the sequel to 2018’s video game God of War. Released in 2022, God of War Ragnarök received much attention from players. It is Norse mythology-based gameplay and a special take on Ragnarök appealed to fans. Not many days passed since this video game’s release and Sony is likely set to engage in another upcoming production from the God of War franchise.

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While the team is yet to make any official announcements, a recent job posting on Sony’s Santa Monica Studio’s official website went viral. Fans took this as a hint for the upcoming God of War release. 

What brings the speculation of an upcoming God of War game? 

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Well, Sony’s Santa Monica Studio recently made a job posting on its official website which said- “Santa Monica Studio is seeking a Combat Designer for the development of a new unannounced title!”  For this position, Sony asked for talented combat designers with knowledge of animation, character art, visual development, level designing, and encounters to apply. Sony’s recruitment post spoke about the job responsibilities in detail. The list of responsibilities featured creating high-level combat flow patterns and character designs. Further, designers will create the animation of characters, apply mechanics to present behaviors and give audio-visual effects and other elements given in the script. Combat designers will also design character assets, to ensure their perfect implementation in the game.

Sony clarifies that Lead Combat Designers will be there to guide the newcomers. But the newcomers have to participate in discussions about production-related aspects, and combat-specific guides. What makes the role more interesting is that Sony offered freedom for designers to bring complex designs and character features.

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However, designers have to ensure that elements engage with the levels of gameplay well so that players can respond to the levels. In last, Sony asked designers to act and respond in the playtest so that they can experience the game for creating an outstanding experience for players. 

What are the qualities that led to the God of War reference?

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Sony’s job posting asked for standard qualifications for the candidate. It said of a minimum of two years of experience in game development and character-designing. However, what brought fans to the speculation is the very last point of the requirements. This point revealed that the candidate must have knowledge of 2018’s God of War and 2022’s God of War Ragnarök. In fact, Sony asked for the applicants to have specific knowledge about the franchise’s combat skills, enemies, and game mechanics. Crazy right? Yes, even we thought the same. 

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Sony Santa Monica Studio’s this job posting surely dropped a definite bomb on fans. While the job seemed absolutely lucrative for designers. It also brought a definite teaser that a brand-new God of War is currently on the team’s priority list. 

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