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Cancelled Sony Santa Monica's New IP Was Third Person, Work Started After God of War 3

GearNuke: "Sony Santa Monica's cancelled IP might have been in production phase for quite a while. It has been confirmed from former developer at Sony Santa Monica that work on the game started right after God of War 3."

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Iltapalanyymi853d ago

i hope its not cancelled indefinitely. man im so excited!

Pandamobile853d ago (Edited 853d ago )

If they basically announce it just to say it's dead, it's dead.

They laid off 50 members of the studio.

Kingthrash360853d ago

i'm thinking after the destiny reveal they tried to change too much. the game had to have taken a huge hit and started to cost too much alongwith the chance to fail as a great game. suits were dissatisfied, that may be why the cancellation. imo at least

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scott182853d ago (Edited 853d ago )

They are keeping the properties from the game to possibly use for something else, but the game itself is dead. After so long they just weren't feeling the game was going well, so they disbanded that 50 person team unfortunately, according to one of the devs at SSM. Maybe after they plan and come up with something new that they like they will hire back some of those devs they let go, but who knows.

Ultr853d ago

Savage starlight incoming!

joab777853d ago

I dont get it. They give a new studio the 1886 game which everyone has said is underwhelming at this stage, they have Santa Monica make a GoW game that isnt a sequel.

Im confused. This is a bad sign. Hopefully they r at least making GoW4 for PS4.

KwietStorm853d ago

Ready At Dawn is not a new studio, and who is this "everyone?"

Edsword853d ago

Wow, I haven't heard anyone say 1886 is underwhelming. Just some worries, which is normal for game development. Look, the game must have had major problems so they canned it. It could have been too ambitious and expensive or maybe it was just downright boring. Whatever the issue it wasn't meeting the minimum standards Sony had for the game. Is it dead for good? Probably.

Destrania852d ago (Edited 852d ago )

You think this is underwhelming? smh. http://blog.eu.playstation....

I watch those and still can't believe it's real. Absolutely jaw-dropping especially for a video game.

OT: I really wonder what SSM will reveal at E3 because I'm sure that they will have something to show there despite what happened this week.

cell989853d ago

sad to know they were so far ahead, at least 4 years of work were already invested, just how much more did it need?

Farmassy852d ago

I was thinking the same thing. They were also going to show some of it off at E3. They must have had a lot of the work completed already... very surprising that it has been cancelled. Maybe it just wasn't very good

cell989852d ago

Knowing Sonys reputation to take risks on new ips, I have to admit it must have been that bad they had to cancel

Destrania852d ago (Edited 852d ago )

Could have been stuck in some development limbo for whatever reason like FFXV and The Last Guardian were/are.

Kryptix852d ago

I doubt any of the assets got thrown into the trash since it would be a waste of time and money. Hopefully it gets picked up soon with different developers. I even hope that they show it at E3 if it's something they'll release eventually like The Last Guardian for example which was shown in 2009 and is still going to be released soon.

The decision to lay off some of the best in the industry was...a dumb and questionable decision. I didn't think it was going to be that bad and hope it's just temporarily for a few of them like the veterans.

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-Foxtrot853d ago

So I'm guessing we won't see what else they've been up to then for a while

No PS4 game from them for another few years I'm guessing

IRetrouk853d ago

This was a small team, there is still two or three teams working on games, dont forget that this was only one of the new ips that was rumored to be getting worked on, plenty of staff left lol

-Foxtrot853d ago

I always thought SSM had their own core team, so is this the one that was let go or was it just a few extra people they hired a while ago.

I've always assumed the studio had a core team which would be working on some big AAA title game other then helping other studios like RAD and the Chinese Room.

IRetrouk853d ago

Im not sure what way they work it now to be honest, what with the new building and all, I would say that the main team will still be there, I think this was just extra staff that were not needed once this game was canned, its sad but happens.

Eonjay853d ago (Edited 853d ago )

No this is just one of the four game known to be in development. They are working on The order:1886 with RAD, they are working on Everyone's Gone to the Rapture with the Chinese Room, and Barlog has his own secret project that is as yet unannounced.

SteamPowered853d ago

Thats too bad about the studio. But article after article wont bring them back :(
Believe me, I would draw blood if it meant getting Lucasarts back into gaming.

raWfodog853d ago

I'm still hoping Star Wars 1313 comes out :)

kevinsheeks852d ago

right wasnt this game near release and they canned it

raWfodog852d ago

After George Lucas sold out to Disney, Disney closed down LucasArts and stopped the development of all ongoing projects :(

solidworm853d ago

If they cancelled it, it must have sucked balls.

KwietStorm853d ago

There's plenty of games on store shelves that suck balls, so never know.

Speak_da_Truth853d ago

i'm already annoyed with the situation idk why ppl keep releasing more details about the cancelled IP

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