God of War Dev Cancelled a New IP

Former lead level designer for Sony Santa Monica, has confirmed a mystery IP probably won’t see the light of day after a round of layoffs, Jonathan Hawkins explained in a series of tweets.

“Yesterday, I was laid off. It was a good 10 year run & I got to make three 90+ games. I lived the dream & got to accomplish all of my goals. Except one… making something out of nothing & creating a new AAA IP,” Hawkins said on Twitter.

“The saddest part of waking up today is I no longer get to work with my family. Secondly, the pain that I feel for my friends who have lost their jobs,” he added. “The saddest & most important part is the game I was creating for the player that will never be played. I’m sorry that I’ve failed you.”

The IP was supposedly created by Stig Asmussen, God of War III’s game director. There haven’t been any more details volunteered, but Hawkins did say it had been in development since God of War II, which launched in 2010.