God of War Ragnarok Combat Details Revealed Santa Monica Studio

Santa Monica Studio Seemingly Hiring For Next God of War

Sony’s Santa Monica Studio is seemingly hiring for a new, unannounced game, which some fans believe to be the next God of War. New job listings on the studio’s official website shed light on the matter, seeking candidates who are knowledgeable on the mechanics, systems, combat design choices and enemies from both God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarok. Others believe that these job listings are rather related to Cory Barlog’s new IP.

As spotted by PlayStation Universe, 24 job listings appeared on Santa Monica Studio’s website this week. Sony specifically states that it wants candidates who “are fluent in the combat design choices, systems, mechanics and enemies of God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarok (2022).”

Based on those requirements, it’s implied that Santa Monica Studio is pushing ahead with a follow-up to God of War Ragnarok. However, some fans believe that the descriptions for the job posts are only seeking candidates well-versed in the developer’s core game design as it could be applied to another project that isn’t God of War. Signs point to Cory Barlog’s new IP, which is rumoured to be a sci-fi game.

On the other hand, the ending for God of War Ragnarok leaves the door open for a possible continuation of the story – though it might not feature Kratos in the lead role as the Valhalla DLC wrapped up the Spartan’s arc in a pretty conclusive way.

Back in December, Santa Monica Studio senior writer Orion Walker revealed that the story for God of War Ragnarok wasn’t done yet, even after the Valhalla DLC, stating, “You really think the credits are the end of the story? C’mon. C’mon now.” Without spoiling anything, there’s one more piece of the puzzle from Ragnarok‘s ending intentionally left open-ended that could be explored in potential sequels.

We’ll gladly take a new IP from the developer as well, especially with Barlog at the helm. We’ll just have to wait and see what PlayStation has in store for players.

Source: PlayStation Universe

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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