Sony Santa Monica Ramps Up Hiring After Recovering from Layoffs and Settling in New Studio

on October 13, 2014 4:34 PM

After laying off a significant part of its personnel and canceling a PS4 game back in February, Sony Santa Monica has shown signs of recovery, starting to timidly hire a few developers again.

In the past few weeks, though, they’ve suddenly stepped on the gas of recruitement, and things seem to have gone back to normal, with multiple positions offered on both the studio’s website and on Sony’s own career opportunity portals.

Just considering the past three weeks, Sony Santa Monica has published six positions, four of which are for active development roles, and two of which published on Friday.

They’re for a Combat Designer, a Level Designer, a Senior Concept Artist and a Programmer.

While those positions do not give specific information on the games the studio is working on (besides some rather elementary elements indicating the presence of combat, puzzles and navigational challenges), they definitely show that the studio is currently  working on strengthening its development force again after settling in the new studio in Playa Vista.

We still don’t know what Sony Santa Monica is working on, besides the fact that there’s at least one PS4 game in the pipeline. Hopefully the sudden acceleration in recruitment means that the studio is just about ready to start showing off the fruits of their labor of love.

Will it be a new God of War or something entirely different? Only time will tell.

 /  Executive News Editor
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