The God of War Sony Santa Monica Studio is looking for an art director for a major project that has not yet been announced. The game, which is expected to appear on PlayStation 5, is probably at the beginning of development.
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Santa Monica Studio has been working on an unannounced project for some time, which is apparently being created alongside God of War Ragnarok. This was indicated by a job advertisement last January. Meanwhile, the production of the unknown title seems to be picking up speed. Because the Santa Monica Studio is looking for additional staff for an unannounced title, including an art director.
“We are seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a new unannounced title,” says the job advertisement. “Do you love collaborating to build genre-defining games? Join us as we embark on a new journey!”
The applicant should have practical experience “to identify and solve artistic challenges including defining a stylistic vision, establishing and maintaining aesthetic standards, and influencing the technical direction to best support the artistic, design, and narrative goals.” The new employee is also supposed to coordinate large teams of artists from different departments in order to implement the creative promise for a new major project.
It is therefore not a small title, so a game on the scale of a God of War can be expected. However, the new Kratos adventure was announced long ago.
It is therefore unclear what SIE Santa Monica Studio has in the pipeline. There were rumors that Cory Barlog, the director of God of War (2018), is less involved in the latest sequel to the Kratos adventure. As early as 2018, he hinted that his next game could be something completely new. Nothing was set in stone at this point.
The studio was also involved in countless other productions, including the 2015 published games The Order: 1886 and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture as well as the 2016 published title Here They Lie.