A 'Senior Combat Designer' and 'Level Designer' are advertised and the first mentions someone with experience with 1st or 3rd person shooters and "vehicle combat" would be a plus.
Are the Santa Monica crew looking to put together an open world action game? Possibly, if the experience with those types of things as "a plus", is any indication.
The two jobs posts were found on Gamasutra, thanks to.
The following were bulleted under:
• Experience working with, developing or designing for a 1st and/or 3rd person shooter genre a plus. • Experience working with, developing or designing vehicle combat in a game also a plus.
• Experience working with, developing or designing vehicle combat in a game also a plus.
• Experience in designing or contributing to the development of an "open world" game is a plus.
A first/third person shooter with vehicle combat in an open world? That's id Software's RAGE isn't it? Will Sony be introducing an all-new IP or turning to something already in their closet?