Conversations with Creators: Santa Monica Studios

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Conversations with Creators: Santa Monica Studios

The fourth and final episode of Conversations with Creators, hosted by Wil Wheaton, is now out and in the wild on PlayStation Store and on YouTube.

For some strange reason they asked us to be on it. This action-packed, verbal free-for-all includes long time Santa Monica Studio greats; Creative Director Nate Gary, Lead Combat Designer Jason MacDonald, and Studio Head Shannon Studstill… along with the guy who gets them coffee and asks if he can buy a plane — me.

As you all have seen from the previous conversations, we sit in a circular blue room and talk video games for a little more than thirty minutes… which is actually nice (taking time out of the insanity of development to reflect a bit on the past, present and future of what we do). I personally loved hearing the inside story from the devs at Naughty Dog, so hopefully ours is as illuminating.

We are discounting many of the top Santa Monica Studio games on PlayStation Store beginning Tuesday afternoon so there has never been a better time to play, including Escape Plan, The Unfinished Swan, Flower, and much more. Also, if you haven’t yet, grab yourself a copy of God of War III Remastered and feast your eyes on the epic finale.

Conversations with Creators: Santa Monica Studio

Thank you to every single player of Santa Monica Studio games as well as all players of games across the world who are helping to make this incredible art form better and better each day!

High Fives,
Cory Barlog

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  • hey Cory,
    thanks to you and your coworkers for spending the time to be interviewed. I really like these, it is interesting to hear from people that make the games I love on how they are made.

  • You guys did a great job on The Order 1886. It was just the kind of game I needed to play and the story kept me coming back. I do wish there was a little more to it but overall I was very satisfied with my purchase. You absolutely have a series to build on and I can’t wait to see what you have planned for the future.

  • -thumbs up-

  • All I wanna know is when’s the 1200 systems coming to NA. It’s out in Japan and some of Europe need to know how long so I have to wait.

  • Cory, when are we getting info on the new God Of War?

  • I’ve been procrastinating on buying Journey for the PS4 due to my significant backlog (shakes fist at Rocket League), but after watching this video, I need to buy it this weekend.

  • Why is this the last? I enjoyed these. Please continue.

  • A.K.A. Wil Wheaton almost says my name ;)

  • You should get an out of work actor that got beat up on set with a woman’s tattoos on his arms to host this. Make sure he is a neck, and showing the tattoos his mother picked out.

    That way you would get ten people that watched it and cared about it.


    Playstation fan

  • Cory Barlog = The best God of War director. So glad he’s back!!!!!!!

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