God of War: The developers of the critically acclaimed God of War series, Santa Monica Studio, are reportedly working on a new game that could be an RPG. This is according to a job listing for a Combat Designer that was posted on the studio’s website.
The listing states that the ideal candidate must have knowledge of God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarök (2022) and be able to speak in depth about the combat systems, mechanics, and enemies.
This suggests that the new game will be set in the same universe as the God of War games, but it could also be a new IP altogether. The listing does not specify whether the game will be a traditional RPG or an action-adventure game with RPG elements.
However, the fact that the studio is specifically looking for a Combat Designer suggests that combat will be a major focus of the game.
Santa Monica Studio has not yet confirmed anything about the new game, so it is all speculation at this point. However, the possibility of an RPG from the studio is exciting for fans of the God of War series.
The 2018 God of War game was a major departure from the previous games in the series, and it introduced a more character-driven story and a more complex combat system.
An RPG from Santa Monica Studio could build on these elements and create a truly groundbreaking experience.
Only time will tell what the new game from Santa Monica Studio will be. However, the possibility of an RPG is certainly something to be excited about.
In addition to the job listing, there are a few other things that suggest that the new game from Santa Monica Studio could be an RPG. First, the studio has been hiring for a number of positions that are typically associated with RPG development, such as a Narrative Director and a Quest Designer. Second, the studio has been working on a new engine that is said to be more flexible and adaptable than the engine used for the God of War games. This could make it easier for the studio to create a game with a more complex and open-ended world.
Here are some other details that could support the theory that the new game is an RPG:
- The job listing also mentions that the studio is looking for someone who is “familiar with procedural generation.” This is a technique used to create randomly generated content, which is often used in RPGs.
- The studio has also been hiring for other roles that could be related to an RPG, such as a Narrative Director and a World Designer.
- In a recent interview, God of War Ragnarök creative director Eric Williams said that the studio is “always looking at new ways to tell stories” and that they are “open to trying new things.”
Of course, it is also possible that the new game from Santa Monica Studio will not be an RPG at all. However, the evidence suggests that it is a possibility, and it is one that fans of the studio should be excited about.