Details on Unannounced Sony Santa Monica Game Revealed by Job Ads, Probably an Open World Title

on November 19, 2013 3:25 PM

During the PS4 launch event Sony Computer Entertainment teased a new title for PS4 by Sony Santa Monica, and today we get a few more details thanks to two new career opportunity ads published by the company for a Senior Level Designer and a Senior technical Designer.

The new ads include the lines “Sony Santa Monica is looking for a Senior Technical Designer for an unannounced title,” and “Sony Santa Monica is looking for a Senior Level Designer for an unannounced title, ” but the one looking for a level designer is even more interesting, because it gives us an idea on how the game will be.

  • open world level design.
  • ambient gameplay and side missions.
  • navigation/platforming challenges.
  • building 3D environments.
  • modeling and texturing.
  • designing and implementing fun/challenging AI layouts.
  • scripting entities.
  • placing rough cameras, including animated and entity-triggered cameras.
  • sound implementation.
  • level warping and gameflow.
  • cinematic placement and triggering.

The bolded elements definitely seem to point towards an open world game with triggered scripted events and cinematics, sidequests and “navigation/platforming” challenges, which reminds a lot of Assassin’s Creed IV and FarCry 3, with a bit of Grand Theft Auto V mixed in.

Of course we’ll have to wait for further details in order to know more about the game, but I can’t say my curiosity isn’t piqued.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.