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God of War Team To Double In Size For Next Project

March 25, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

God of War III pushed the boundaries of what we thought was possible in current-gen games, with colossal creatures dynamically affecting the environment, while also acting as entire levels. Developers of the award-winning title, Sony Santa Monica, are now hard at work on their next project, and with the development team nearly doubling in size, it looks like their newest title will be even bigger.

It’s already been revealed that the Sony Santa Monica team are hiring for new talent, but the actual scale of the recruitment was previously unknown. Speaking on GTTV’s Bonus Round, Director of Product Development at Santa Monica, John Hight explained how the developers were planning to double in size:

During this particular part of our growth, which we’re right now at about 105 full time, we’re gonna go to about 200 people which is still huge. I mean God of War II had about 60 people so we grew quite a bit during God of War III.

John Hight previously revealed in an interview that the development team for the $44 million costing GOW III grew to 135 during production, still far shy of the 200 mark they are aiming for now.

Considering the fact that GOW II had half the development team of number 3, the next project – which could be anything from another God of War to a new IP – should be truly incredible. Do you want another GOW, or are you excited to see what else the talented team can come up with? Let us know in the comments below.