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Behind the Scenes of God of War’s Epic Half-Time Show

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018

As you may have seen this weekend, Kratos and Atreus made a special – and unexpected — guest appearance in Oakland, CA.

The immersive illusion employed cutting-edge technology called “projection mapping” to bring Kratos, Atreus, and the Norse world of God of War to life in front of thousands of fans. You can check out a recording of the performance above.

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God of War Out April 20 on PS4

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

People of PlayStation the world over, God of War is launching April 20, 2018.

I would love to write a long blog post here but, apparently, I have a game to get done by 4/20 so I gotta get back to work as soon as possible.

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Makers & Gamers: God of War

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016

Greetings fans of PlayStation around the world! I come to you through a foggy haze of sleep deprivation due to the major caffeine fueled push to get this crazy game further down the road to completion. While playing through the game with the leads recently I realized how incredibly fortunate I am to be able to make things that (hopefully) make people happy. We playtest the game exhaustively but still, as a team, we are pretty cut off from the players and fans over the multi-year course of developing a big game like this. While the time with play testers does give us a sense of what is working and what is not, it is getting a chance to sit down and spend some time with a passionate fan helps put so many things into perspective.

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First Look: Santa Monica Studio’s New God of War on PS4

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

Everything, everywhere changes.

Change is an essential part of life. In creative development change is often the explosive spark that transforms good enough into truly memorable.

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Conversations with Creators: Santa Monica Studios

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

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.

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God of War III Remastered Coming to PS4 on July 14th

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015

Happy Tenth Birthday, God of War! I can’t believe it has already been ten years (almost to this day) since Santa Monica Studio released Kratos out into the wild.

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God of War Collection Coming to PS Vita May 6th

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014

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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Cory Barlog Returns to Sony Santa Monica Studio

Posted by on Aug 09, 2013

Game designer Cory Barlog returns to Sony Santa Monica Studio. Come inside for his letter directly to the PlayStation community.

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