One of the talents who worked on 2020 hit The Last Of Us 2 is joining the PlayStation Sound team and will begin work on the God of War sequel with Santa Monica.
Audio designer Beau Anthony Jiminez, formerly of Naughty Dog, has also produced work for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Ori and the Blind Forest, among other titles. He’s now set to take on the highly-anticipated God of War Ragnarok, the second installment set to follow 2018’s Game of the Year winner.
The Last of Us 2 has followed suit as a PlayStation exclusive, winning the Game of the Year award for 2020, which was no surprise, despite the criticism over the storyline. Winning the Metacritic GOTY, on the other hand, did come as a shock.
While some players were left disappointed by having to play as Abby for what they considered to be an unbearably long period, the game’s audio was beyond reproach and is simply incredible.
Sound is a major factor when it comes to the game’s appeal and is pivotal to the stealth mechanics as the listening ability therein is crucial to locating enemies while remaining hidden.
With Anthony now set to begin work on Ragnarok, we can expect the very same standards when it comes to audio.
There’s been quite a bit of activity on Ragnarok development as of late. Roger Clarke, who played Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2, could be working with Santa Monica on God of War Ragnarok and is thought to be the actor set to lend his features to Thor.
There’s no release date set for the title just yet but it is expected to launch this year, which admittedly seems a great deal too early – the teaser trailer points to 2021, so that’s all we can point to.
There was some concern over the game releasing as a PS5 exclusive, however, the director from the original God of War has said it’s going to be available for the PS4 as well.
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Kavan Flavius is a games and sports writer from Saint Lucia who also contributes to other Valnet sites other than TheGamer, including TheSportster, TheRichest and Hotcars. As you can see, he’s trying to get that young Kratos/old Kratos look going but has realized it’s not going to be that easy (head tattoo incoming, in case you were wondering). Kavan is an absolute sucker for NBA basketball, Premier League football and videogames. His all-time favorite videogame, as if you couldn’t already tell, is God of War but FIFA ranks right up there. He’s also got lots of love for those two Destiny titles. Feel free to connect with Kavan on Twitter @KavanFlavius.
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