Submitted by Abriael 128d ago | rumor

Sony Santa Monica’s New PS4 Game to Use “Industry Leading Animation,” Both MoCap and Keyframe

After the layoffs back in February Sony Santa Monica finally seems to be getting back into a hiring trend, with six developer positions offered at the moment of this writing, and a new career opportunity ad seeking a Senior Staff Animator/Motion Capture Expert gives a glimpse on what you can expect from the animation of the studio's upcoming game. (PS4, Sony Santa Monica)

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imt558  +   128d ago
Kratos incoming!
Abash  +   128d ago
"Sony Santa Monica’s New PS4 Game to Use “Industry Leading Animation,” "

I never expected any less from them.
darthv72  +   128d ago
If it IS Kratos...they need to get Stig back. he did good work with that IP.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   128d ago
At Darth, Cory Balrog, the director of GOW2 (the best GOW , longest one and which has most bost battle in any game) is back on GOW2. Stig was doing another project but his studio was dismanteled.
darthv72  +   128d ago
Thanks plastic, yeah gow2 is my favorite so no worries about gow being in good hands.
I_am_Batman  +   128d ago
I really want it to be a God of War game. I can't imagine what they could do with the franchise on the PS4.

@Plastica-man: I agree they should let Barlog do the next God of War. On the other hand it would break the tradition of having a new game director every game which resulted in a lot of great games so far.
Timesplitter14  +   128d ago
"Both mocap and keyframe"

that's... been expected from pretty much any non-indie video game studio for the last 10 years.

I don't want to be a party pooper but this article is either extreme click-bait or the author really does not know that the requirements described in this job description are very, VERY standard. He probably thought "Whoah, mocap AND keyframe? That sounds like a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo. Imma make an article about it". MoCap and Keyframe are used by almost every studio, big or small.

Of course they'll use terms like "Industry-leading animation". It's a job description. They're not going to say "meh we just want some average animator". Job descriptions are always like that.

Did anyone actually read the article?
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Enemy  +   128d ago
Cory Barlog put out the best God of War, which was 2. He's directing the next God of War. Also, they're working on another game (not the one that was canceled, which was Stig's game).
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ABizzel1  +   128d ago
I want it to be God of War, but I also want it to be something completely new.

If it is God of War, I want it to be a completely new mythology Norse / Egyptian, or multiple ones as they try to take over the fallen Greek Mythology (I believe this was Jaffe's idea).
Bloodborn  +   127d ago
Am I the only one who considers GoW3 the best God Of War? Every moment in that game was awesome, I was so entertained from start to finish that I directly started another playthrough. Some of these bossfights are still unmatched masterpieces.
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   127d ago
@bloodborn. I thought 2 was great but 3 was f'ing EPIC!! It was non stop awesomeness. The hades fight is my absolute favorite.
colonel179  +   128d ago
I was going to write the same thing!

The reason I think it's God of War is because of keyframe animations. GOW 3 was made entirely with them.
C-H-E-F  +   128d ago
ive been slacking on my kratos, haven't played any of the handhelds... Saw there's a sale for the collection on vita... but my vita backlog is already deep enough smh
nycgamer4ever  +   127d ago
Get it. They were really good GOW games, especially Ghost of Sparda.
C-H-E-F  +   127d ago

Yeah, I folded and bought it, it was a bargain. lOl. I actually just got around to ModNation Racers yesterday and I must say... It's just as fun as it was on the PS3. Also, that game Unit 13 was really good as well. Really looking forward to walking dead season 2.
josephayal  +   128d ago
PS4 is a Super Computer
imchuckbass  +   128d ago
That must be why every single game is 4K 60fps without fail
Timesplitter14  +   128d ago
This post just goes to show you that people really don't have the slightest idea of what "mocap and keyframe" are.

I guess the PS2 was a supercomputer, too.
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Scark92  +   128d ago
Animation is truly fascinating to me,
I remember when Resistance Fall of Man came out, I once set up a split Screen match and just watched the movement animation of the Chimera!
Clunkyd  +   128d ago
Expected from Playstation as always.
LOL_WUT  +   128d ago
Always striving for more got to love that ;)
PrinceOfAllSaiyans  +   128d ago
As expected coming from a top studio
guyman  +   128d ago
I don't understand how you could get disagrees, you're stating a fact.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   128d ago
Man Kratos will look jaw-dropping on the PS4!! Can't wait!! But i will take anything from SSM lol they"re a really good studio!
360ICE  +   128d ago
I feel sorry for the motion capture actor who has to get his head torn off by Kratos...
nevin1  +   128d ago

I think GOW 3 had the best pace of the series. I didn't like GOW2 puzzles. I'm not saying GOW 3 was overall better though.
Funantic1  +   128d ago
I like GOW 1 & 2 the best especially when they had Aries in part 1. Then it started to became a little boring and repititive. I didn't like the last 2 as much.
WeAreLegion  +   128d ago
Totally agree, but I think GOWIII was the best, by far. God of War III is one big, ridiculously epic adventure from start to finish.
TheFallenAngel  +   128d ago
God of War reboot or God of War 4. No prequels.
equal_youth  +   128d ago
while i love gow i would love to see something fresh from them. i think they have a lot of talent that could deliver on something even greater. but i am all for santa monica so bring on what ever masterpiece you're working at. :D
Kingdomcome247  +   128d ago
Whatever it is, one thing is for sure. It's going to have great set piece moments, and some incredible boss battles. Okay, so neither of things are guaranteed, but more of and educated guess. The only guarantee is that, I want it.
DoubleYourDose  +   128d ago
This game won't likely be released until 2016.
Quicktim3  +   128d ago
man there seems to be so many game studios around hiring.

is it because its a hard thing to learn or just its hard to find actual talented game devs?
SquidBuck  +   128d ago
Back in high school I wanted to develop games. I took programming class for a year and said fuck it. You need tons of patience in order to learn code and animation. So I stuck with playing games, not making them.
user5669510  +   128d ago
Can't wait to see what their next game. . I wanted them to move on from gow after the 3rd one. Whatever it is hope it has brutal gameplay like gow. The feeling of dominating with kratos we unrivaled
Killzoner99  +   127d ago
Then you know this will be something epic. I can't wait to play GOW in glorious 1080p at 60 FPS , it's going to be a game changer for the industry.
Father__Merrin  +   127d ago
I hope it's a new mythology and not god of war follow on.

I predict it to be a new ip and have best in class visuals
larrysdirtydrawss  +   127d ago
this studio makes the best looking games, i know uncharted has its moments,but gow3/asc was still the biggest eye melter from last gen

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