God of War exceeded most expectations when it launched. So, the next big game from Sony’s Santa Monica Studio was always going to be releasing in its shadow. But now it appears development of said game is underway – we just don’t know what it is. There is a job going, though, if you’re looking.
It seems that Sony’s Santa Monica studio is once again creating a game. And that game isn’t necessarily the next God of War – it’s one alongside it. But recruitment for an “unannounced project” doesn’t give us much to go on, either. So, all I can say is there’s a non God of War game on the horizon, and the team are looking for a writer.
Hey – if it needs a news article written, then there are a bunch of us here *waves*
Unfortunately there is little use in me promoting our services. That’s because – from its description – it won’t be revolving around the media industry or journalists, for that matter. Instead, the team demand someone versed in storytelling and who is capable of marrying that with the gaming mechanics on offer. From the sounds of it, this will be a game that relies as much on the narrative as it does on the visuals; which sees as much character development as it does adventure.
And I got all that from the official ad, which included the following snippets:
“The ideal candidate has a mastery of storytelling, and deeply understands the marriage between gameplay and narrative.
“This individual will be responsible for crafting powerful storylines, strong character arcs, and compelling dialogue, while maintaining an equal focus on building and developing the writing team.”
In all seriousness, though, if you are skilled in such an area, then this is one heck of an opportunity being offered. Put it this way – I’d jump at the chance if I had a little more to offer, storytelling wise, than Sleeping Dogs fan fiction – not to mention my Spongebob Squarepants / Yakuza crossover….