Sony Santa Monica Studio is currently ‘spread out on a lot of different things’

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Ragnarok and roll on to the next one

Sony’s Santa Monica Studios may have a few projects under its wing at the moment. In a new interview, Santa Monica Studios’ Cory Barlog says the studio is currently spread out across a lot of different things.

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Barlog says Sony Santa Monica Studio is currently “spread out on a lot of different things.” The director declines to specify what those are. But as the LA Times points out, there were rumors of a sci-fi project at the studio that was cancelled. Sony Santa Monica has also helped publish games in the past, like Journey.

Santa Monica Studio just launched God of War Ragnarok. the follow-up to the 2018 God of War reboot. And as Ragnarok director Eric Williams puts it, being the God of War studio isn’t a bad thing.

“I remember talking to someone from another game company, where they were trying to get me to leave,” Williams told the LA Times. “They said, ‘Do you just want to be known as the God of War guy for the rest of your life?’ That was your big pitch to dissuade me? Because yes, I kind of do.”

Ancient myths and new legends

Considering the studio just wrapped one big game, expecting something new right away wouldn’t make much sense. The studio has yet to announce its next project, but that’s kind of like asking someone who just finished a marathon about tomorrow’s run.

Meanwhile, studio has been clear that Ragnarok is the end of the Norse saga for Kratos and crew. Whatever’s next seems like it’ll be a new step forward in some way.

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