News items tagged with santa monica studio

The Order: 1886 IP Has 'A Future'

The Order: 1886 IP Has 'A Future'

Creative director for The Order: 1886 claims developer Ready at Dawn has plans for the future of the IP, and wants to continue the game’s larger story. Last year’s The Order: 1886 was one of the most...

By Boston Blake on 15 August 2018
The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886

When we played The Order: 1886 back at E3 2014, we were very impressed by what Sony Santa Monica had on display. Up until that point, The Order was seen as a mostly macabre, atmospheric title, whose...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 August 2018
What God of War's Kratos Looks Like Without a Beard

What God of War's Kratos Looks Like Without a Beard

The new God of War is the first appearance of Kratos in a while. After fleeing Greece, the Ghost of Sparta has been spending his time...

By Curt Hutson on 09 August 2018
Hohokum

Hohokum

The PLAY 2014 event on PlayStation Network is winding down, and as the dust settles on this year’s festivities, Hohokum stands in a...

By Aaron Leach on 05 July 2018
God of War Review

God of War Review

Within the first minutes of the game, it becomes clear that God of War, the soft reboot from developer Sony Santa Monica, is fighting with its past, both narratively and as an interactive entertainmen...

By Anthony Taormina on 28 June 2018
God of War is April 2018's Best-Seller

God of War is April 2018's Best-Seller

Sony recently confirmed that Santa Monica Studio’s action-adventure epic God of War managed to break a PS4 sales record by becoming the fastest selling exclusive on the current generation platform...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 June 2018
God of War Still Has One Secret No One's Found

God of War Still Has One Secret No One's Found

As many God of War fans will likely attest, Sony and Santa Monica Studio’s action-adventure epic for the PlayStation 4 contains loads of content, including fun little mysteries to solve and explore...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 June 2018
What Norse Myth Tells Us About the Future of God of War

What Norse Myth Tells Us About the Future of God of War

By now, many fans have gone along with Kratos and Atreus on their quest across Midgard only to be left wondering what comes next. God of War sticks surprisingly close to Norse mythology at times, a...

By Patrick Kirk on 28 May 2018
God of War Director Answers Over 100 Questions

God of War Director Answers Over 100 Questions

God of War is easily one of the biggest PlayStation 4 games slated for release in 2018. Even though it’s expected to release within the next six months, though, there’s still a lot we don’t know ab...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 May 2018
God of War Player Beats Game on Hard at Level 1

God of War Player Beats Game on Hard at Level 1

When developer Sony Santa Monica first announced the difficulty settings for God of War, they wanted to make sure players knew its hardest setting, ‘Give Me God of War’, would pose a real challenge...

By Anthony Taormina on 11 May 2018
God of War Tops Game Sales for Second Week in UK

God of War Tops Game Sales for Second Week in UK

Things for PS4 exclusive God of War have been good since it’s release. The game garnered such a positive reception that its director released an emotional video in response to all the positive thin...

By A.J. Plautz on 11 May 2018
God of War Director Has Plans for Five More Games

God of War Director Has Plans for Five More Games

In a recent chat with Kotaku, God of War director Cory Barlog revealed a number of interesting tidbits about God of War, its development process, and the future of the series. While discussing plan...

By Jordan Gerblick on 11 May 2018
Watch Conan O'Brien Play God of War with Bill Hader

Watch Conan O'Brien Play God of War with Bill Hader

Without a doubt, there are currently a plethora of gaming fans delving into Sony and Santa Monica Studio’s action-adventure epic, God of War, as the title broke a PS4 exclusive sales record by cros...

By Kyle Sledge on 11 May 2018
God of War Player Beats Hardest Boss on Hardest Difficulty Without Taking Damage

God of War Player Beats Hardest Boss on Hardest Difficulty Without Taking Damage

With the release of God of War a couple weeks behind us, most of those that picked it up have likely experienced all that it has to offer by now. However, some players aren’t quite done squeezing a...

By Curt Hutson on 11 May 2018
God of War Has An Avengers Easter Egg

God of War Has An Avengers Easter Egg

God of War has enjoyed a hugely successful start to life since its release towards the end of April, and one member of the game’s significant fan base has found an Avengers: Infinity War Easter Egg...

By James Lynch on 10 May 2018
God of War Breaks PS4 Exclusive Sales Record

God of War Breaks PS4 Exclusive Sales Record

God of War‘s success so far has been self-evident, with the 2018 continuation of the popular franchise earning an outstanding critical reception as well as impressive initial sales. But an announce...

By Rory Young on 05 May 2018
God of War: Find Lost Toy and Faces of Magic Artifacts

God of War: Find Lost Toy and Faces of Magic Artifacts

The highly anticipated God of War was finally released today and the game has received mostly great reviews and responses from fans and critics so far. God of War fans all over the world are curren...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 30 April 2018
God of War: How to Fully Upgrade the Leviathan Axe

God of War: How to Fully Upgrade the Leviathan Axe

Sony’s latest God of War title introduces a new weapon for Kratos called the Leviathan Axe. The weapon functions a lot like Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, in that it can be thrown at enemies (or puzzle el...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 April 2018
God of War Trailer Recaps Kratos' Story So Far

God of War Trailer Recaps Kratos' Story So Far

Leading up to the highly anticipated release of the critically acclaimed God of War, exclusive to PlayStation 4, the game’s Creative Director, Cory Barlog, has revealed some more details about the...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 29 April 2018
God of War: How to Unlock the Secret Ending

God of War: How to Unlock the Secret Ending

Note: The following post includes spoilers for God of War. Players that have not yet finished the game (seen credits roll) should turn back now. It has been a few days since the release of God of War...

By Anthony Taormina on 29 April 2018
God of War is the Best Reviewed PS4 Game Ever

God of War is the Best Reviewed PS4 Game Ever

With the release of the critically acclaimed God of War game only a few days away, reviews are starting to flood in and most are overwhelmingly positive. In fact, God of War has now broken the reco...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 17 April 2018
God of War Director Teases Original Game

God of War Director Teases Original Game

With the release of God of War on April 20th, and the resounding positive feedback the game has been receiving, naturally, people want to know what’s next for the creative director of the game, Cor...

By James Lynch on 17 April 2018
Why God of War's Director Decided to Change Combat

Why God of War's Director Decided to Change Combat

With the latest installment in the God of War franchise releasing in just one week, players are getting seemingly more and more excited about everything the game has to offer. One thing that player...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 17 April 2018
God of War Tech Breakdown Reveals Stunning Results

God of War Tech Breakdown Reveals Stunning Results

With its large file size, fans shouldn’t be surprised that God of War is graphically stunning, evidenced as early as the loading screen. Santa Monica Studio has a reputation for pushing the hardwar...

By Joshua Duckworth on 17 April 2018
God of War Review Roundup

God of War Review Roundup

The release of God of War is almost upon us and fan anticipation couldn’t be higher. Promising to deliver a robust and interesting new world, the latest entry in the successful PlayStation franchis...

By Benjamin Lister on 17 April 2018
God of War is Full of Easter Eggs

God of War is Full of Easter Eggs

When God of War was initially revealed during E3 2016 with gameplay footage, it immediately became apparent that Sony and Santa Monica Studio had a different vision in mind for the forthcoming Play...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 April 2018
God of War Download File Size

God of War Download File Size

With God of War‘s release date drawing close, more information has been coming out regarding the title. One piece of information recently revealed is the game’s file size, which looks to be nearly...

By A.J. Plautz on 13 April 2018
God of War Director Discusses Humanizing Kratos

God of War Director Discusses Humanizing Kratos

Debuting back in 2005, the God of War games have been some of the biggest gaming successes of the 21st Century. Delivering large-scale balanced action and compelling stories, the games have become...

By Benjamin Lister on 13 April 2018
GoW Director Pitched 'One Shot' Trick for Tomb Raider

GoW Director Pitched 'One Shot' Trick for Tomb Raider

In a recently released video promoting the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive God of War, the title’s Director of Cinematography, Dori Arazi, discussed the game’s visuals and design, and specifically...

By Kyle Sledge on 12 April 2018
God Of War Video Highlights Exploration in Game World

God Of War Video Highlights Exploration in Game World

Sony’s anticipated modern title in the God of War series is a change of direction, bringing a brand new setting and genre to the franchise. Launching in April, the PlayStation-exclusive title will...

By Ben Walker on 12 April 2018
God of War Goes Gold

God of War Goes Gold

As if it needed to be said, Sony and Santa Monica Studio’s forthcoming action-adventure epic, God of War, is one of the most highly anticipated video games of 2018, with the title currently only ha...

By Kyle Sledge on 12 April 2018
We Want This God of War Custom PS4 Controller

We Want This God of War Custom PS4 Controller

As if it needed to be said, God of War is easily one of the PS4’s most anticipated exclusives, and fans of the title are almost certainly passing their time in one way or another to make the wait f...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 March 2018
God of War Video Teases Thor Boss Battle?

God of War Video Teases Thor Boss Battle?

Just days ago at Paris Games Week, Sony and Santa Monica Studio wowed fans by revealing more God of War combat gameplay in a new trailer. It seems the companies aren’t done with teasing the upcomin...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 March 2018
God of War Releases 15 Minutes of Gameplay

God of War Releases 15 Minutes of Gameplay

With a little more than a month left to go until God of War releases for PlayStation 4, there’s no doubt that the excitement surrounding what is easily one of the most highly anticipated video game...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 March 2018
God of War: New, Unedited Gameplay Footage

God of War: New, Unedited Gameplay Footage

God of War is due out in just a little over a month, yet Sony has still been secretive about what much of the game has in store. Luckily for fans who want to get a more comprehensive look at the ga...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 March 2018
God of War Promoted During Golden State Warriors Game

God of War Promoted During Golden State Warriors Game

There’s no doubt that fans’ excitement for Sony and Santa Monica Studio’s forthcoming action-adventure epic, God of War, is widespread, especially with the companies having finally confirmed the ga...

By Kyle Sledge on 19 March 2018
The Order: 1886 Trophies & DLC

The Order: 1886 Trophies & DLC

The Order: 1886 stole the show at last December’s PlayStation Experience. While most booths at The Order: 1886‘s twenty minute demo. Other games (especially No Man’s Sky) might have gotten a bigger...

By Christopher Gates on 01 March 2018
God of War to Feature Optional Boss Fights

God of War to Feature Optional Boss Fights

Ever since its initial public reveal during E3 2016, it’s obvious that the forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, God of War, is going to be a major departure from the franchise’s previous entries, w...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 February 2018
God of War Offering a Limited Edition Loot Crate

God of War Offering a Limited Edition Loot Crate

Now that God of War‘s release date is just a few months away, fans of the forthcoming action-adventure epic are surely champing at the bit in anticipation of assuming the role of the Ghost of Spart...

By Kyle Sledge on 10 February 2018
God of War Designer Says Graphics Have Not Been Downgraded

God of War Designer Says Graphics Have Not Been Downgraded

Several days ago, Sony and Santa Monica Studio released a story trailer that finally confirmed the release date for the forthcoming action-adventure epic, God of War, with the video’s content leadi...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 January 2018
God of War Release Date and Story Trailer Revealed

God of War Release Date and Story Trailer Revealed

Sony Santa Monica Studio is preparing to unleash the God of War once more, announcing the forthcoming action game’s release date in a brand new story-focused trailer. PlayStation 4 owners will be a...

By Rory Young on 26 January 2018
God of War Leak Points to March Release Date

God of War Leak Points to March Release Date

It has been a big month for God of War, with the highly anticipated PS4 game taking center stage in a number of gaming publications’ coverage. And for good reason since there is apparently only a f...

By Anthony Taormina on 20 January 2018
God of War May Remove Controversial Series Tradition

God of War May Remove Controversial Series Tradition

It’s no secret that God of War on PlayStation 4 will be a departure from series norms. The game is looking to be more narrative-focused, it trades Greek mythology for Norse mythology, and it will b...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 December 2017
God of War Release Date Leak

God of War Release Date Leak

While Sony has a packed slate of high profile games set for 2018, the company’s most anticipated game is arguably God of War. And if a new leak is true, God of War Release Date Leaks on PlayStation...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 December 2017
God of War Playtime Revealed at PlayStation Experience

God of War Playtime Revealed at PlayStation Experience

Ever since God of War was announced at E3 2016 and shown to be a more narrative-focused game than previous entries, many fans have been worried about its game length. However, God of War game direc...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 December 2017
God of War Fans Have Only Seen a 'Sliver' of the Game

God of War Fans Have Only Seen a 'Sliver' of the Game

PS4 players were given a lot to enjoy during Sony’s Paris Games Week 2017 showcase. The company presented a new trailer for God of War, highlighting the game’s combat and how Kratos and his son Atr...

By Jasmine Henry on 10 November 2017
God of War Trailer Reveals Release Window and Combat

God of War Trailer Reveals Release Window and Combat

Sony came out swinging at the Paris Games Week 2017, showing off new trailers for a ton of its upcoming games including Spider-Man, The Last of Us 2, and more. The company also threw in some surpri...

By Derek Nichols on 02 November 2017
God of War Director Defends Linear Games

God of War Director Defends Linear Games

Following the recent controversy surrounding the closure of Visceral Studios by Electronic Arts, and the changes made to the upcoming Star Wars title, a new tweet from God of War director Cory Barl...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 20 October 2017
God of War Trailer Shows Draugr Concept Art

God of War Trailer Shows Draugr Concept Art

About a month ago, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Santa Monica Studio released concept art for the PlayStation 4 exclusive God of War that depicted some preliminary drawings, sketches, and full...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 September 2017
New God of War Art Shows Off Realm of Mysteries

New God of War Art Shows Off Realm of Mysteries

Ahead of its 2018 release, Sony continues to reveal more and more tidbits about God of War. In addition to revealing that the upcoming PS4 exclusive is the ‘most brutal’ game in the series yet, the...

By Jasmine Henry on 03 September 2017
God of War is 'Most Brutal' Game in Series, Says Sony

God of War is 'Most Brutal' Game in Series, Says Sony

Considering the action on display in Santa Monica Studio’s God of War E3 2017 trailer, it definitely appears as if the forthcoming title will have plenty of intense combat moments and gory beat dow...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 September 2017
God of War PS4 Digital Edition Leaks

God of War PS4 Digital Edition Leaks

Following the unveiling of its E3 2017 gameplay trailer, fans discovered that God of War for PlayStation 4 will not be coming out this year, but is in fact slated to release sometime in early 2018....

By Kyle Sledge on 24 August 2017
God of War Gets Kratos Action Figure from NECA

God of War Gets Kratos Action Figure from NECA

During San Diego Comic-Con 2017, the American collectible manufacturer NECA (AKA the National Entertainment Collectibles Association)...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 July 2017
God of War Has Dynamic Combat Between Kratos and Son

God of War Has Dynamic Combat Between Kratos and Son

Without a doubt, Santa Monica Studio’s forthcoming God of War title is easily one of the PS4’s most anticipated exclusives, and the d...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 July 2017
God of War: Why Blades of Olympus Were Replaced by Axe

God of War: Why Blades of Olympus Were Replaced by Axe

When Kratos returned to Sony’s E3 2017 press conference, he looked noticeably different. Weatherworn, and with a son, Kratos spent th...

By Cody Gravelle on 20 June 2017
God of War Departs from Classic Camera Cuts, QTEs

God of War Departs from Classic Camera Cuts, QTEs

Sony’s upcoming God of War exclusive for the PlayStation 4 is making some dramatic changes, including cutting the cinematic camera cu...

By Rory Young on 20 June 2017
God of War Gameplay Was Captured on a Standard PS4

God of War Gameplay Was Captured on a Standard PS4

One of the biggest reveals during the Sony E3 2017 press conference was the new God of War gameplay trailer. Fans were incredibly imp...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 June 2017
Enormous Ad Confirms Major God of War Presence at E3

Enormous Ad Confirms Major God of War Presence at E3

At E3 2016, Sony unveiled the debut trailer for a brand new God of War game, in development at SIE Santa Monica Studio. While there’s...

By Brad Jones on 05 June 2017
God of War's Norse Setting Won't Feature Vikings

God of War's Norse Setting Won't Feature Vikings

Without a doubt, Sony and Santa Monica Studio’s forthcoming God of War is easily one of the PS4’s most anticipated exclusives for 201...

By Kyle Sledge on 02 June 2017
God of War Development is an 'Emotional Meat Grinder'

God of War Development is an 'Emotional Meat Grinder'

God of War game director Cory Barlog reveals the difficult daily development of the game. The director’s comments come amidst rumors...

By Jasmine Henry on 31 May 2017
God of War: Kratos Voice Actor Says Release is in 2018

God of War: Kratos Voice Actor Says Release is in 2018

While God of War is one of the most anticipated games coming to the PS4 at present, we’ve heard very little about when the game is fi...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 31 May 2017
God of War to Feature Multiplayer?

God of War to Feature Multiplayer?

According to a job listing on the Sony Santa Monica Studio’s website, it looks as if the forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive title, G...

By Kyle Sledge on 31 May 2017
God of War Dev Was Working on Sci-Fi Game

God of War Dev Was Working on Sci-Fi Game

Art from an unannounced Santa Monica Studio project surfaces, confirming the God of War developer’s previous work on a sci-fi game before layoffs hit the studio. Without a doubt, one of the...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 February 2017
God of War: Kratos' Son's Name Revealed

God of War: Kratos' Son's Name Revealed

God of War‘s director officially confirms the name of protagonist Kratos’ son after a fan’s discovery of what the character is to be called in the forthcoming game. As many fans will likel...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 January 2017
God of War: 'Whole Game' is Playable Internally

God of War: 'Whole Game' is Playable Internally

God of War game director Cory Barlog answers fan questions on Twitter, revealing that the entire game is playable from start to finish at Sony Santa Monica. Ever since the game was reveale...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 December 2016
God of War to Feature Alternate Paths?

God of War to Feature Alternate Paths?

God of War‘s director discusses the forthcoming action-adventure game’s development, with some details suggesting the title as possibly having alternate gameplay paths. As evidenced by God...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 December 2016
God of War Influenced by The Last of Us

God of War Influenced by The Last of Us

Cory Barlog, director of the new God of War game on PlayStation 4, takes to Twitter to answer fan questions, revealing its inspirations, New Game Plus, and more. We haven’t seen much of t...

By Dalton Cooper on 07 August 2016
New God of War's Father and Son Combat System Detailed

New God of War's Father and Son Combat System Detailed

Lead gameplay engineer for the upcoming God of War, sheds some light on the games revamped combat system and the role that Kratos’ son will play in the game. There have been a lot of rumors and specu...

By Fred Harvey on 23 June 2016
God of War Influenced by Canceled Star Wars TV Show

God of War Influenced by Canceled Star Wars TV Show

Sony Santa Monica Studio’s new God of War game contains conceptual influences from the scripts for Lucasfilm’s canceled television show for Star Wars. During an interview with the fine folks over at...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 June 2016
God of War Has No Multiplayer, Not Kratos' Last Game

God of War Has No Multiplayer, Not Kratos' Last Game

Santa Monica Studio’s forthcoming action title, God of War, will not have multiplayer, nor will it be the protagonist Kratos’ last game in the franchise. According to God of War‘s director Cory Barlo...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 June 2016
God of War Dev Explains Why Game Uses Norse Mythology

God of War Dev Explains Why Game Uses Norse Mythology

God of War‘s director explains the reasoning behind moving Kratos from Greek to Norse Mythology in Santa Monica Studio’s forthcoming game starring the Ghost of Sparta. As many gaming fans will agree...

By Kyle Sledge on 20 June 2016
God of War Demo Hides Secret Easter Eggs

God of War Demo Hides Secret Easter Eggs

God of War developer Santa Monica Studio reveal that the recently debuted gameplay demo from E3 2016 hides many Easter Eggs that fans have yet to find. If Sony wanted to make a statement during its...

By Anthony Taormina on 16 June 2016
New God of War Was Almost Set in Egypt

New God of War Was Almost Set in Egypt

The new God of War has Kratos going up against Thor and Odin from Norse mythology, but a recent interview with the developer reveals that wasn’t always the plan. Sony has given PS4 owners a lot to be...

By Fred Harvey on 15 June 2016