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Journey Arrives on PS4 July 21st

Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Jul 07, 2015

In 2012, our dear friends and partners at thatgamecompany brought a transcendent, award-winning game to the PlayStation universe that has connected gamers worldwide. Journey is a game that truly encapsulates our imagination and emotion into an experience like no other. If you’ve ascended the mountain, you know exactly what I mean.

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Shovel Knight vs. the God of War

Posted by David D'Angelo on Apr 10, 2015

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AREEEESSSS!!! It’s God of War’s 10th anniversary! Can you believe that it’s been ten years since Kratos’ Spartan wrath first ignited the PlayStation 2 library?! It’s hard to imagine PlayStation without this enduring and beloved character, and we couldn’t be happier to be part of the celebrations! Wait, did you miss the big news?

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Journey and The Unfinished Swan Coming to PS4

Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Aug 12, 2014

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It’s always fun to see what a new game console can do. Seeing as PlayStation 4 isn’t even a year old yet, a few studios based in Santa Monica wanted to bring their award-winning games to the PS4. Read below for the details on two very special announcements from two great studios that are part of the PlayStation family.

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The Future of Santa Monica Studio

Posted by Shannon Studstill on Jul 22, 2014

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Kinetica, God of War, Journey, Hohokum, and The Order: 1886 — these are just a few examples our studio’s strong internal and external legacy encompassing a broad spectrum of innovative and diverse titles. As we at Santa Monica Studio continue our odyssey to develop great games for PS4 (No hints!) both with our internal studio and our external dev partners, it seemed befitting to seek out a new unified studio logo.

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Celebrate God of War: Ascension’s Anniversary with New Gifts

Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Mar 25, 2014

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Champions! This month, we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of God of War: Ascension in such epic fashion that even the gods of Olympus are impressed. At Santa Monica Studio, the players come first in every decision we make. We have supported God of War: Ascension Multiplayer since its release on March 12, 2013, as a result of the unrelenting passion and everlasting “fire” you have poured into the battlefield since Day 1.

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God of War Collection Coming to PS Vita May 6th

Posted by Cory Barlog on Feb 10, 2014

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Hungry for more of another PlayStation franchise you know and love? Wish you could experience the thrill of thieving with your best pals on the go? Have you always questioned the concept of pants? You’re in luck — Sly Cooper Collection is coming to PS Vita on May 27th!

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Santa Monica Studio Update: New Site, New HQ

Posted by Shannon Studstill on Jan 29, 2014

Hi everybody, my name is Shannon Studstill, Head of Studio of Santa Monica Studio! It’s hard to believe we started this studio 14 years ago with Sony veteran Allan Becker, who now heads up Sony Japan. The original core team formed together in a bunch of small cubed offices at PlayStation’s old headquarters, in what was the former 989 Studios. It was here that our small team established the foundation and vision for a new studio.

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Kratos’ Blades of Chaos Recreated by Man at Arms

Posted by Andy Signore on Dec 16, 2013

It’s been an exciting year for our show “Man at Arms” on the AWEme YouTube channel. Every other Monday, master swordsmith Tony Swatton forges viewers’ favorite weapons from video games, movies and TV. We quickly reached more than 1 million subscribers in less than a year thanks to the enthusiasm of our fans – many of whom requested Tony recreate Kratos’ weapon from God of War. Well, we heard you loud and clear.

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