We don’t traditionally like to stir rumors from job listings because they really don’t tell us anything. That said, a listing recently popped up on Gamasutra that caught our eye and we believe it’s worth mentioning. The job comes from SCEA’s Santa Monica studio (the developer behind God of War) and it’s asking for a Senior Online Programmer.
The requirements and expectations are pretty basic but the one that stands out requests the ability to “design and implement systems and tools to support networking needs (such as in-game communication, client-server, match-making, leaderboards) “.
This could be nothing and we’re not even sure Santa Monica’s next project will be God of War related, although at the top of the listing it specifically says “Join the God of War Team!” Still, nothing more than wild speculation on my part so don’t get too excited.