God of War dev looking for senior online programmer

A job listing for the chaps at Sony Santa Monica has hinted that the esteemed studio may be ready to incorporate some form of online play in its God of War series.

Posted on Gamasutra, the listing confirms the developer is on the hunt for a senior online programmer to “join the God of War team,” adding it will “support networking needs (such as in-game communication, client-server, match-making, leaderboards).”

God of War launched in 2005 and has remained a solo-only experience, with the most recent entry, God of War III, hitting shops in March 2010.

PSP outing Ghost of Sparta followed last November, with developer Ready at Dawn recently confirming it’s begun working on a new action IP.

Stay tuned.