Multiplayer God of War? It could be happening

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Is your favorite game involving a really angry Greek guy that isn’t Leonidus about to get screwed up by a company trying to break out into the online realm?

This may very well be the case as a posting on Gamasutra shows that Santa Monica Studios, famous for the God of War series, is now looking for some clever man from the internet to come and conjure up amazing feats of brilliance such as “as in-game communication, client-server, match-making, leaderboards”. Is competitive or co-operative multiplayer headed to the next God of War?

Kratos works best on his own in my opinion. Who’s with me?


Here’s the full job description on Gamasutra:

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) Santa Monica is seeking a Senior OnlineProgrammer to join it’s team.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing systems and tools to support networking needs (such as in-game communication, client-server, match-making, leaderboards)
  • Help support existing systems
  • Writing clear, maintainable, portable, and highly functional code
  • Profiling and performance tuning of code and systems to remove bottlenecks
  • As needed work on tools and technology tasks to support specific project requirements
  • Testing and documenting of the code you write

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years or more programming experience
  • Expertise in C and C++
  • Good understanding of networking issues as they relate to games
  • Strong generalist skills
  • Self-motivated with good communication skills
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members
  • Commitment to code quality, documentation and sound testing procedures
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) is responsible for keeping PlayStation® growing and thriving in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Based in Foster City, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America Inc.

It is SCEA’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. SCEA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. SCEA also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees.


Like I said above, as cool as co-op always seems as a new addition, it just doesn’t work for everything, and God of War is one of those everythings. Versus multiplayer also sounds like it would just be some crazy chaotic mash-fest, so I’m not so keen on that idea either.

Then again, maybe Santa Monica Studios have some ingenious plan up their sleeves that none of us could even dare to fathom. Well, that or maybe they are working on something else that we don’t know about yet.

I’m still really surprised by the fantastic implementation of multiplayer into Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, so you never know. What do you guys think of multiplayer in God of War?

Could it really work?

Source: Gamasutra via Eurogamer

Last Updated: March 29, 2011

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