God of War PSP dev working on 'new AAA IP' for consoles

Ready at Dawn job listing reveals studio is working on third-person action adventure for non-portable platforms.

Ready at Dawn has several claims to fame. The Orange County, California-based studio developed the Wii version of Capcom's cult classic Okami, as well as the PSP favorite Daxter. However, its biggest titles were the two PSP entries in the God of War series: Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta.

Ready at Dawn is cooking up something for home consoles.

While Ready at Dawn made its bones in the portable space, the company is now working on a title for non-handheld platforms. A job listing on the studio's site asks applicants, "Are you ready to work on an exciting new AAA IP for the home console?" Which console was not specified, but the game was indentified as a "third-person action-adventure."

Ready at Dawn was founded in early 2004 by former senior members of both Naughty Dog and Blizzard Entertainment. The cofounders of the studio included former Naughty Dog senior programmer Didier Malenfant, former Blizzard senior software engineer Andrea Pessino, and former Blizzard senior artist Ru Weerasuriya.

For more on Ready at Dawn's latest game, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, check out GameSpot's full review.

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26 comments
HappyApryl
HappyApryl

I liked the Daxter and god of wars they did for the PSP. Guess we'll see if they can do their own IP...

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

Good on them, I'll be interested to see what it's about.

C00LK1DjeromE
C00LK1DjeromE

Good Job for ReadyAtDawn..they've been waiting to work on consoles for awhile now, Well Deserved.. *props

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

better be for wii as well im sick of lazy developers not giving wii any attention see test drive ,we need one of those

DennisWZH
DennisWZH

their games are good, but remember, they're not their own original IPs.. it would be interesting to see what RAD can do on their own..

thrasher510
thrasher510

@ MrJack3690 Not quite, it ended with a blood trail over the ledge of Mount Olympus. I personally hope it's something new though, love the God of War series, but I prefer innovation.

NanoElite666
NanoElite666

I've enjoyed Ready at Dawn's output so far, so it'll be interesting to see what they're cooking up in terms of a new IP.

MrJack3690
MrJack3690

@hyksiu No cause the main story ended with III ;)

hyksiu
hyksiu

Could it be God of war 4

fkbwii
fkbwii

I know this will be great! I have 100% faith in them and I can't wait!

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Nice to hear their going to home consoles now!

JohnisGodd
JohnisGodd

Oh Blizzard. You just have your hands in everything don't you?

Flamerdragon
Flamerdragon

I loved their Daxter game. Hope they have same qualitu results for home consoles as they are having for portable work.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I'll buy it. Their games are amazing.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I'm disturbed by how all companies are referring to their IPs as "AAA" but then the game doesn't turn out all that great.

xaos
xaos

Hmmm, their last foray into console development didn't go that swimmingly, though that could be attributed to the fact that they were doing a port, I guess. Clearly, based on Daxter and the GoW PSP games, they have serious chops, so I'll keep an eye out. I'd love to see what they could do on the NGP, though

Da4biddenOne
Da4biddenOne

PS3 and Xbox 360. Some where along the lines of Okami, Dead Space and Bayonetta.

hart704
hart704

I'll decide if the IP is AAA. I don't need to be told.

CyberKlown28
CyberKlown28

Hate when devs brag they are making something "AAA" Hopefully they bring a more complex, deep game to the table. Instead of the button masher super short campaign known in their psp works.

zzamaro
zzamaro

It's not an FPS so this sounds great.

fadersdream
fadersdream

"AAA"? does any major game start out aiming for less? (now comes the part where people ignore the word "major" and start bringing up Iron man2 or something equally crap)

pokecharm
pokecharm

another gaming company hiring and I still don't live in the right state...this does bode well though, I mean the game :)

DarkZxion
DarkZxion

Both of their God of War games were top notch. Expecting great things to come from this studio.