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How Sony Santa Monica mastered PlayStation 3

The inside story on God of War 3 and Ascension - and looking ahead to PS4.

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ShugaCane1243d ago

Along with Naughty Dog, Santa Monica is definitely one of the studios that I'm 99.9% sure they won't disappoint with the PS4. Just look at how marvelous GoW III and Ascension are, graphically speaking. And not only did they master the PS3, but they also did the PS2 and the PSP. They will obviously blow us away with the PS4.

TheGrimOfDeath1242d ago

But what about the PS Vita? I want a God Of War game for the Vita. :c

ucellps41242d ago

The PSP games were developed by Rady At Dawn Studio, not Santa Monica Studio.

ShugaCane1242d ago

Santa Monica participated in the development of the games.

ZodTheRipper1243d ago

I remember after the first 30minutes of God Of War 3 thinking:"No developer will outdo THIS on PS3, never!"
And then GoW:Ascension's first 30minutes just did it.

A2X_1242d ago

I would argue that GoW3's opening is still the best opening in any GoW game.

Ascension did really good but, in my opinion, the battle against poseidon + the titans + the jaw dropping setting of GoW3 made up for one hell of an opening.

JetP06191242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

i agree, Gow3 still is better than ascension. However Both are great games nonetheless

Nicolee1241d ago

Both games are great but Gow3 is better than ascension hand down !

Arai1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

The 2 videos prove that with proper optimization a game can outdo it's predecessor as well as gain enormous performance.

That's quite an increase you're seeing between GoW3 (30-45 fps) vs GoW: Ascension (40-60 fps).

To those claiming that the PS4 won't run games at 1080p/60fps, I wouldn't be ruling that out just yet.
And to support that developers won't have to jump through hoops to get achieve things like they had to with the PS3.

As for the whole 8Gb GDDR5 thing, you'll see less pop ups, better draw distance, more on-screen, higher textures, better AA/AF etc etc...

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Chaostar1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

There's going to be a period of adjustment when developing for PS4, even for incredibly talented studios like Santa Monica and Naughty Dog. However, even their first wave efforts should be something amazing; Sony's top first party studios have never put a foot wrong this gen.

Walker1243d ago

Santa Monica and Naughty Dog are the BEST !

4lc4pon31242d ago

Abso-f'ing-lutely no one can touch these 2 studios period. PS3/Vita/PS4 FTW

4lc4pon31242d ago

valve is good but not the best but thats my opinion. yes the half-life series are fantastic thats all they really have and valve takes way to long to release new content which imo makes them inferior

Septic1242d ago

Fair enough mate. They do take far too long to release their titles.

baodeus1242d ago

let see:

rockstar
cd projekt
343
Irrational Games
bioware
valve
Platinum
epic

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