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Playtest God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP!

Eric Koch's Avatar Posted by on May 24, 2010 // Sr. Producer, SCEA Santa Monica Studios

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who was interested in helping us playtest the next God of War! Response was great, and we now have all our slots filled. If you didn’t get in this time, please keep your eyes on the blog for future opportunities! Thanks again everyone!

Hey everyone, Eric Koch from Santa Monica here with some awesome news for God of War fans. How would you like to be among the first to try the Kratos’s latest adventure on the PSP in the newly announced God of War: Ghost of Sparta!

God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP (wanna playtest?)

Response to the announcement for the new game was so great that we thought it would be cool to offer some of the most hardcore God of War fans a chance to come in and playtest the new game before anyone else.

We are looking for fans of the series to come in and give us an hour of their time and let us know what you think! We need participants this Thursday, May 27th from the following times:

  • Session 1: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Session 2: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Requirements for the Playtest are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years or older.
  • Be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to keep what you see a secret until further notice.
  • Have played the God of War franchise and be familiar with its awesomeness.
  • Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.

As a gift from the Gods, we will bestow upon some of our latest PSP titles for your time and effort.

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the above requirements, please email us at gowlaplaytest@gmail.com with your name, address, contact phone number and your preference of which session you would like to join. If you do not have a session preference, please note in your email “any available session.”

If you have been selected, you will receive email confirmation with a location and time of check-in.

Space is extremely limited, so ACT FAST!

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you, the fans!

//Add Your Own


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+ gor1llap1mp on May 24th, 2010 at 9:03 am said:

Jeez, living in Florida just aint cuttin it anymore.


+ poweredbyzen on May 24th, 2010 at 9:05 am said:

this looks good! :D


+ BlooodyCow on May 24th, 2010 at 9:06 am said:

What a surprised. LA again


+ remanutd5 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:11 am said:

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! why everything has to be in LA ? what about NY ? ok im going to the playstation meet up june 13th hoping to get into sony’s E3 press conference , cant wait to play God of War Ghost of Sparta , i hope Ghost of Sparta will be at least a 12-15 hours game , only minor complain about Chains of Olympus is that it was a little bit too short but other than that still remains in my top 2 games in the history of the psp


+ UNCyrus on May 24th, 2010 at 9:12 am said:

Awesome! Great idea, Santa Monica.

@BlooodyCow that’s where the studio is… Can’t blame em, can you?


+ Tyrsis on May 24th, 2010 at 9:13 am said:

Why do people complain that it’s in LA? Hello, Santa Monica studios? Would you like them to fly PSP’s, and copies of the game to your podunk down in Alabama?

Get real.


+ BlooodyCow on May 24th, 2010 at 9:13 am said:

@5 UNCyrus
No you can’t :P
BTW, read the new Killzone 3 preview from IGN?


+ Ftwrthtx on May 24th, 2010 at 9:14 am said:

Too bad it’s not in San Francisco. I’d definitely be there.


+ TheRealHades on May 24th, 2010 at 9:15 am said:

Damn, why can’t you expand out to Las Vegas? I’d be all over that like the blood of the gods on Kratos’ flesh. Hopefully at E3 I guess.


+ RaphaelDDL2 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:16 am said:

Too bad i don’t live near :/


+ CBas92 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:17 am said:

Has there ever been ONE event in Florida?


+ Omni937 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:23 am said:

Wish I could move out to Cali.


+ gdogg666 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:24 am said:

wth why not florida i mean sheash there r gamers out here u know if there is a playtest does that mean the game is almost done? if so when is the release date?


+ Slayer0720 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:25 am said:

@ 1 and 11. Quiet you two. I live in Ohio. Land of terrible weather and even worse luck with sports teams. The only thing we have here is cheap prices and lots of booze (like Great lakes Brewing Co.)


+ jonnyfivealive on May 24th, 2010 at 9:29 am said:

I really like how guys are going about getting feedback and to have give an incentive is a nice bonus. Unfortuaftely I do not live in that area but if you do more test groups in say Chicago then give a shout out.


+ Aku_San on May 24th, 2010 at 9:33 am said:

… I need to move to LA …


+ Anora_Lynn on May 24th, 2010 at 9:35 am said:

To Tyrsis
stop being such an ass. people can wish that they will come to where they live. I happen to also wish the same thing.

Have A Good Day =)


+ Dice_for_Death_ on May 24th, 2010 at 9:37 am said:

This would’ve been nice, were I still living within driving distance of LA and this was offered a few months earlier. Still, good luck to the those that are eligible. I can wait until either the demo or retail game hits.


+ evildude683 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:38 am said:

Why is this always in stupid LA?
come on playstation there is a world past orange county you know!


+ zombie9 on May 24th, 2010 at 9:56 am said:

I got qustion why on chains when kratos jumps right before he lands the whole sceen shakes EVERY time? Also I’m glad there letting people play even though I won’t be there they could be Ahols and say wait untill it’s released.


+ NEJI64 on May 24th, 2010 at 10:00 am said:

I need two more trophies to Plat. GoW3. I also think its time for me two invest in a PSP, I’ll wait till after E3.

Plus I’m going to buy the God of War Novel tomorrow. I like the first chapter, I like how Hermes pushing up on Athena. The book seems like it gives a back story on how The Gods was reacting to Kratos actions.


+ itsJose on May 24th, 2010 at 10:14 am said:

When does Chicago get an event?! c’mon sony! I wanna try it the new GoW out ;)


+ DZORMAGEN on May 24th, 2010 at 10:16 am said:

I hope I get in! I just e-mailed them!! I love you SONY!! I hope to be there!!


+ COLINREY187 on May 24th, 2010 at 10:20 am said:

i got 2 move 2 the city of angels…………


+ IrishPete333 on May 24th, 2010 at 10:23 am said:

You LA god of war fans are damn lucky. Is this what jealousy feels like!?!?


+ Tyrsis on May 24th, 2010 at 10:29 am said:

How am I being an ass? Look at the replies here. More than half are complaining because it’s in LA.

Please excuse Santa Monica Studios for trying to make it convenient for themselves.

Why do all these guys feel they’re entitled to something?


+ kashmoney54 on May 24th, 2010 at 10:32 am said:

damn i live in canada :(


+ DZORMAGEN on May 24th, 2010 at 10:34 am said:

So when will I know if I got into this awesome playtest?


+ remanutd5 on May 24th, 2010 at 10:35 am said:

i remember seeing on a Qore Episode a God of War comic , is it gonna get released in the comic section on the psp ? i really want to buy it !!!!


+ poisonedsodapop on May 24th, 2010 at 10:43 am said:


But you can keep God of War. XD


+ Stealthur on May 24th, 2010 at 10:43 am said:

Hi Eric, completely unbiased viewer here, but you should probably pick that Evan candidate. Just sayin’.


+ Exalted_Knight on May 24th, 2010 at 10:53 am said:

God of war for my PSP right on! I wish to move to LA in a few years, it seems that LA gets alot of the fun.


+ BalramRules on May 24th, 2010 at 11:01 am said:

this iz gonna be FAB! XD


+ gzus69 on May 24th, 2010 at 11:09 am said:

damn…i wish i lived in LA


+ acerazer1 on May 24th, 2010 at 11:37 am said:

That’s an awesome opportunity. I’m on the other coast, but I can still appreciate the offer. LOVE GOW


+ Hradekal on May 24th, 2010 at 11:39 am said:

That screenshot is of a PSP game? Holy cow.


+ DNAgent on May 24th, 2010 at 11:54 am said:

The first God of War game on PSP sucked and i’m sure this one will too. God of War just isn’t a good game for the PSP.


+ ThreeLeggedFreak on May 24th, 2010 at 11:55 am said:

This really should be for PSP2, no one buys PSP anymore, just look at the NPD numbers, this game will sell like 100k copies in the US, 100k in EU, and 10k in Japan :/


+ pureebil333 on May 24th, 2010 at 11:59 am said:

Aw, I wish I could go, I don’t live in California.. =( Send me a copy in the mail and I’ll play!


+ CloudStrife2009 on May 24th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

@1…..I feel your pain. I have all the requirements except I live in Florida.


+ justano on May 24th, 2010 at 12:34 pm said:

we need this for ps3 also…cmon… lol..


+ Xirvet on May 24th, 2010 at 12:50 pm said:

Sad that I don’t have some of these requirements. Would have really loved to try it !


+ JohnnySasaki on May 24th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

awwww, that’s my graduation day :(


+ Nynja on May 24th, 2010 at 1:11 pm said:

East Coast gamers shafted again… I envy all you Californians.

I would love to play test God of War or -ANY- game in development. Just being able to provide insightful feedback and the thought that one of your ideas could make it into a fully published title is exciting.

SCEA, when are you guys opening a branch near Washington DC?


+ xxnike629xx on May 24th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

“Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.”


Oh well. I’ll just have to get the game when it comes out.


+ DZORMAGEN on May 24th, 2010 at 1:22 pm said:

Sony + GOW > Graduation Day! ;)


+ APVangeliLHS on May 24th, 2010 at 1:34 pm said:

That picture up there is SO GOOD that it’s my computer wallpaper… No lie!


I must say that I can’t wait….

When can we get our hands on a demo? :D I’d love to play some of it, even if it’s only 1/8th of a level… I just only live on the EXACT OPPOSITE side of the country, here in Maine… :(


+ ZINCK_ on May 24th, 2010 at 1:37 pm said:

“Live in the LA area with reliable transportation to the playtest.”

Why does everything has to be in Amerika?
I mean what about Denmark or at least scandinavia?


+ skilldrainer on May 24th, 2010 at 1:40 pm said:

I have everything……only that im 16………why must there be an age limit? what if one of my parents goes too lol


+ Vallanthaz on May 24th, 2010 at 2:31 pm said:

You do realize there are other places in the world besides California, right?

Get a freakin’ clue.

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