We tell stories over campfires, cocktails, loudspeakers, and controllers. Storytelling is one of the truest expressions of the human experience, and serves a key role in gaming. We at PlayStation want to celebrate this artform at PlayStation Experience on December 5th.
The fourth and final episode of Conversations with Creators, hosted by Wil Wheaton, is now out. For some strange reason they asked us to be on it. This action packed verbal free-for-all includes long time Santa Monica Studio greats; Creative Director, Nate Gary, Lead Combat Designer, Jason MacDonald and Studio Head, Shannon Studstill… along with the guy who gets them coffee and asks if he can buy a plane.
This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of God of War, and we at Sony Santa Monica are proud to bring God of War III Remastered to PS4 today. For many God of War fans God of War III was one of the most epic titles on PS3, and the game is still one of our studio’s proudest accomplishments.
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.
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?
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.
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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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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