Submitted by _gray_fox 503d ago | article

How Sony Santa Monica mastered PlayStation 3

The inside story on God of War 3 and Ascension - and looking ahead to PS4. (God of War: Ascension, PS3, PS4)

ShugaCane  +   503d 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.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   503d ago
But what about the PS Vita? I want a God Of War game for the Vita. :c
ucellps4  +   503d ago
The PSP games were developed by Rady At Dawn Studio, not Santa Monica Studio.
ShugaCane  +   503d ago
Santa Monica participated in the development of the games.
ZodTheRipper  +   503d 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_  +   503d 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.
JetP0619  +   503d ago
i agree, Gow3 still is better than ascension. However Both are great games nonetheless
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Nicolee  +   502d ago
Both games are great but Gow3 is better than ascension hand down !
dantesparda  +   502d ago
Im with GoW3
Arai  +   503d 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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Chaostar  +   503d 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.
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Walker  +   503d ago
Santa Monica and Naughty Dog are the BEST !
4lc4pon3  +   503d ago
Abso-f'ing-lutely no one can touch these 2 studios period. PS3/Vita/PS4 FTW
Septic  +   503d ago
4lc4pon3  +   503d 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
Septic  +   503d ago
Fair enough mate. They do take far too long to release their titles.
baodeus  +   502d ago
let see:

cd projekt
Irrational Games
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Agent_hitman  +   503d ago
You guys have forgotten about Insomniac games who claimed that they are the only developer who can maximize PS3 potential?. With Resistance IP.
The_Troll_Whisperer  +   503d ago
They're probably jelly
ps3_pwns  +   503d ago
with 8gb gdrr5 ram they will be able to have tons and tons of enemies on screen to destroy it also helps with open world games sizes and such as well.
DigitalAnalog  +   503d ago
After that debacle that is GOW: A, I really wonder how they managed to screw that up. The game before it GOWIII is a MUCH MORE POLISHED experience. This game had unbelievable glithces, sound and frame-rate issues. How is this possible? Is it because of the development split "A-la Uncharted3"?
SpinalRemains138  +   503d ago
"PS4 is such a leap in terms of graphic capabilities that I don't think we will have to go that far.."

That sounds like audible chocolate to me.

On GoW, I love the games and they're beautiful, but I do personally give the nod to Naughty Dog.
-The Uncharted games are like interactive movies. They are the very best at immersing the player into the world and making them feel like they're controlling a movie. Hands down, the best IMO.
mochachino  +   503d ago
Devs should just give PS4 gamers a choice in the options menu., 1080 @ 30 FPS or 720 @ approx 60 FPS.

Even more, make it more like PC, allow PS4 gamers to turn down certain effects, AA, textures, shadow res/quality, etc to increase other aspects.

Still has the console advantage of every game working like it should straight out of the box.
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The_Troll_Whisperer  +   503d ago
Very well said :)
ILive  +   502d ago
Well, we dont know yet. It could be a possibility.
fsfsxii  +   503d ago
Gow 3 will remain my 3rd favorite game of this gen.
vandal GAB  +   503d ago
Never been able to master the target 60fps of there games tho. Should have had a 30fps cap on GOW3 could have pushed it a little more, the fluctuating frame rate was my only downer.
remanutd55  +   502d ago
God of War 3 is the best game i have played this generation so far.

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