Sony Santa Monica on a Hiring Spree, Latest Posts Hint to Jumps and “Special Moves”

Sony Santa Monica is definitely switching gears for the development of its teased new PS4 title (or titles) and new career opportunity ads continue to appear from the studio behind the God of War franchise with a rather unprecedented frequency.

Just in the last month the studio has posted fifteen different ads seeking to fill a wide variety of development positions, ranging from Multiplayer Programmers, to Level Designers up to the latest Senior Character Artist and Senior Environment Artist published yesterday (the positions would actually be 16, but Administrative Assistant isn’t exactly a development role).

An ad seeking a Collision Designer, also published yesterday, includes the following responsibility: “Document the metrics used for jumps and special move heights distances,” hinting to the fact that Sony Santa Monica’s new game (or at least one of its new games) will include said control options.

When will the curtain be raised? My money is on Spike’s VGX awards. What about yours?

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  • Sounds like we got a next-gen open world Kinetica on the way.

    • Bankai

      Don’t you dare get my hopes up!

  • ragingmerifes

    Jumping Flash! PS4 confirmed

  • Louis Roederer

    Maybe THEY are the ones working on the new Crash Bandicoot open world game! 😉

    • Activision still owns the IP last I read so unless they licensed it that’s a no go.

      • Louis Roederer

        Sony and Activision are both being vague and dodgy in their answers. I still suspect that Crash is coming back. If a deal was made, Sony probably gave Activision a script to use in order to keep it secret until the official announcement. That would make Boyes confident in telling people to “ask Activision.” There is a lot of coincidental evidence.

        • bokonism101
          • Even if it is a title coming out none of this points to Sony Santa Monica as developing it. Also Sony Santa Monica has never worked on or even helped on a Crash title. Their only in house IPs are Kinetica and God of War. We also know Naughty Dog, Bend and Guerrilla are all working on next gen games as well.

            Personally if crash was coming back it would be given to Naughty Dog to create.

          • Louis Roederer

            Hence the wink in my original post. Wow. So serious around here.

          • bokonism101

            I was just linking you the info about Activision pulling all references and such. Chill out a little man.

          • lol I’m not mad. Don’t read it in the wrong tone.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Yes, my money too 🙂 I bet the majority of the VGX will be new game reveals, that haven’t been shown a trailer or given info yet. you willing to put your money on that also because it’s most likely gonna happen?

  • Koroma

    I just hope it’s something other then a new god of war i mean i like the games but it’s time for something new.