Santa Monica Studios eager to start developing for PS4: "we will blow you away"
- Posted March 7th, 2013 at 21:13 EDT by Timothy Nunes
- 9 Comments
Now that Santa Monica Studios is set to release God of War: Ascension next week, their eyes appear set on their next endeavor: the PlayStation 4.
For now, they're still dedicated to the PlayStation 3, especially since this installment of God of War features online for the first time in the series. Mark Simon, lead game designer, confirmed this to Eurogamer:
"To me [the PS4] is imagination land. We haven't touched it. We're not even concentrating on it. All we're concentrating on is we know we release in a week. I imagine we're going to be on our forums talking to players about the stuff they're experiencing in multiplayer and trying to address that stuff immediately. We're going to have half of our team ready to go for that stuff."
However, Mark did show his excitement for the new PlayStation hardware: "Well, the hardware itself has 16 times the memory we had on the previous console. The hardware takes a lot of the shackles off in terms of visuals ... If you give us enough time and you give us those specs, we will blow you away."
For now, all we can do is enjoy the titles that the legendary Sony-exclusive developer has created, and we also have the newest of the developer's vision hitting our PlayStation 3's next week, and, from what PSU's Steven Williamson found in his review, "Ascension delivers an action-packed, gloriously-produced, freak-bashing extravaganza with an addictive multiplayer component to boot." We have our work cut out for us in Ascension, and we can only dream at this point exactly what Santa Monica Studios could do with the massive numbers that the PS4 will tote.
Syphon_Filter | Syphon_Filter2
- 12:15am EST - March 8th, 2013
Yes God Of War 5.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 12:28am EST - March 8th, 2013
Looking forward to what they will dish out in the future.
- 8:53am EST - March 8th, 2013
I love the GOW series: one of my favourite of all time - finished all on very hard. But I would like to see a new IP that will blow me away on PS4 instead of another GOW.
- 10:12am EST - March 8th, 2013
Does anyone know if the ps4 will support 4K??
TristanPR77 | Tristan77
- 10:22am EST - March 8th, 2013
Santa Monica studio, you are one of the best studios out there and I love your work, while I am sure that a GOW game on ps4 would be super amazing, I would like you guys bring us a new IP too.
- 4:49pm EST - March 8th, 2013
well they only make GoW so it will be GoW 4
- 6:44pm EST - March 8th, 2013
While I do enjoy GoW, I'm hoping to see a new IP pop out of Santa Monica studios, I'd love to see some rpg-style game with intense martial arts melee (like Sleeping dogs combat). It could be set in a fantasy imperial China. Lush, beautiful, and blood-soaked.
WayFastWhitey | pitofskulls
- 8:30pm EST - March 9th, 2013
the only way you'll truly blow me away is if you put games out with full 1080p/60 FPS support. don't play up a console's power and release games with only a lower resolution like 720p. many of us have 1080p tv's like me and i want the damn games to come with 1080p support. you've got the console, you've got the software, now just do it.
- 6:24pm EDT - March 20th, 2013
As long as it's not another freaking God of War.
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