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Sony Santa Monica working on 'next big franchise'

Sony Santa Monica is working on its "next big franchise", according to comments made by SCEA president Shawn Layden.

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bouzebbal3527d ago

as long as they keep God of Wars coming i'm fine!
BTAs are getting so rare nowdays.

freshslicepizza3527d ago

next big franchise, is this a new franchise?

starchild3527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

Sounds like a new IP. which is awesome, because these guys have a ton of skill and talent. I can't wait to see what they are working on. I'm sure it will drop jaws. I would love to see a new God of War game though.

DOMination-3526d ago

Good news for me. God of war has been a great franchise but it would be nice to ket it rest and see what else Santa Monica can do

millgate13527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

We can dream! ;-;

I would even settle for a remastered Warhawk for PS4.

brando0083526d ago

Oh my God they should definitely revive Warhawk on PS4! I still feel nostalgic over the dog fights

PS4OUR3527d ago

God of War 4. Looking at God Of War 3, i can't imagine what they could do with the PS4.

bouzebbal3527d ago

they already topped GOW3 with Ascension, my favorite GOW to date.

Ezz20133527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

Ascension Graphics are mind blowing indeed they are even better than GOW3 and
that last boss fight was Next gen ...pretty much top any thing i have played in my life
But Gow3 is still the best
Kratos was total Badass in that game
and the music was incredible

God of war 4 on Ps4 will melt eyes and break jaws

jspsc1233527d ago

how do you top killing zeus?

porkChop3527d ago

This isn't GOW4. It's their "next big franchise", meaning something new.

Tdmd3527d ago

I hope you're right. I mean, I like GOW just as much as the next guys, but it's a shame to have all that talent and do nothing other than GOW's. So, here's hoping for a new ip.

shodai3527d ago

God of War: the Legend of Hercules

Final Boss: Kratos himself like seen in God of War 3, but played from Hercules perspective.

Story: Accomplishing the 12 labours and defending olympus against the titans and Kratos.

This is just speculation and wishes.

Jaqen_Hghar3527d ago

A man would prefer they kind of spin-off/reboot things so not necessarily 4.

Rather God of War: Odin's Betrayal

Other than Norse mythology having Gods that sound like they were built for a GoW game (just look them up to see how specifically powered they are and how varied each fight would be along with some great monsters like the Asgardian Snake) it could also bounce off of the Thor movie franchise's popularity to sell even more units. If you put Odin, Thor, or Loki in the title casual Marvel fans may be tempted to check out the title if they see it in a commercial and find out about this amazing franchise. A man could only imagine clashing blades with Thor's Hammer as a new protagonist who was betrayed by the Gods and flying around dodging his thunder or wrestling down the Asgardian Snake (would be like the PS4 version of Cronos) or fighting Loki's tricks and illusions or taking on the usually heroic Baldur. So many great battles in that mythology rather than scraping the bottom of the Greek barrel now that they've used up basically all the good ones.

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BrandanT3527d ago

I don't like it when reputable developers say that anymore. Ubisoft said that now looked what happened t them.

BiggCMan3527d ago

Santa Monica didn't say anything, it was Sony's CEO just giving respect to the studio's lead woman.

"In the development group we have Shannon Studstill, who runs our whole Santa Monica operation," he continued. "She's going to bring the next big franchise out from there."