Santa Monica Studios is apparently working on a new God of War for the PlayStation 4. The news came fast, heavy and like a blur during the PlayStation Experience this past weekend, where the new director of the game made the announcement in passing during a panel discussion for the God of War series.
Sony has apparently decided to finally put some real muscle behind the Vita, resulting in a smorgasbord of new games coming out for the portable system including recently announced Murasaki Baby, a God of War Collection, a new Invizimals game and more.
It was always hinted at that games like The Last of Us or God of War would be available to play on the PlayStation 4 in some capacity. A lot of gamers were curious how this would work given that the PS4's architecture is practically the complete opposite of the PS3 and is not capable of backwards compatibility. Well, Sony revealed their backwards compatibility streaming service and it's called PlayStation Now.
We managed to get in a brief interview with the CEO of Animation Vertigo – a company who is doing the rare feat of maintaining a full-time studio of 35 fully employed editors. That's right, in a corporate world dominated by outsourcing and commission or contract-based work, Marla Rausch is doing things very differently Animation Vertigo, which is based in Marla's home country of the Philippines.
After about a month of weekly PlayStation Network updates overflowing with content, it looks like PSN is taking something of a breather this week, offering a lighter lineup featuring a pair of old school titles and a couple of demos including God of War: Ascension.
Sony released a new video that has been making the rounds on gaming media websites featuring 30 full minutes of unadulterated, uncensored, unfiltered gameplay from the upcoming God of War: Ascension. By all accounts, this game looks like absolute awesome and the gameplay video is enough to convince any core PS3 gamer to lay down $60 for the title.
If you’ve been chomping at the bit to take God of War: Ascension’s multiplayer offering for a test drive, you only have another month to wait. That is assuming, of course, that you have a subscription to PlayStation Plus. On Jan. 8, Plus members will be given the opportunity do battle as the warriors of Olympus in the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta.
We had a chance to throw around a few questions with the game's composer, Cris Velasco, one-half of the team that put together amazing soundtracks to games like Mass Effect 3 and Tron: Evolution, as well as composing iconic and memorable scores for games like Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines and the God of War trilogy.
The God of War series' bald-headed, blade-slinging, ash-covered anti-hero, Kratos, is one angry dude. While several of the previous games in the series have delved into the cursed Spartan's past, the best way to learn about what triggered all of that rage is to play the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive, God of War: Ascension. And the best way to play the single player demo for said game well before it hits store shelves is, of course, to buy the Total Recall Blu-ray.
If you're new to the PlayStation family, or perhaps just missed out on a bunch of the console family's biggest titles up until this point, then Sony has a few new titles you might want to take a gander at. They're called the PlayStation Collections, and each one of them offers a massive dose of games from series like Ratchet and Clank, inFamous and God of War, and they're all available right now.
Good things come to those who wait and, come Aug. 28, that saying will ring true for people who decided to hold out on playing some of the PlayStation's biggest titles. That's the date you'll finally be able to get your hands on the newly established PS3 Collection series, including one for Ratchet and Clank, inFamous and the God of War Sage.
We don't know a whole lot about God of War: Ascension other than that it has a rocking cooperative mode. The following trailer does little to explain Kratos' situation other than that he's seemingly alive and well and angry as a bird whose kids were stolen by infected green pigs.
Microsoft let loose a number of new game titles at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo and one of the titles really stood out. No, let me rephrase that, Signal's Ascend: New Gods was a show-stealing masterpiece and is a legitimate AAA exclusive that gives Xbox 360 gamers a God of War type experience.
Twisted Metal and God of War director David Jaffe hasn't officially announced his next game yet. However, in a new interview he indicated that he might try his hand at a first-person shooter.
Project CARS lends itself as proof that the Wii U is a lot more powerful than the rumors state. Sony reluctantly acknowledges God of War Ascension and Crysis 3 rears its head for a 2013 launch. These stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Recap.