Developing God of War Ascension’s Multiplayer

God of War Ascension is a mere two months away and while the multiplayer beta is currently going on for Playstation Plus members and other lucky individuals, there’s a lot players may have overlooked. To remind gamers of the hard fought road developers have to go down to produce a video game, SCE Santa Monica Studio has released a behind-the-scenes video, showing off the development process that was needed to create Ascension’s multiplayer experience.

The amount of precision and latency the team has to get the gameplay down to is a struggle, and the exploration in new territory is no doubt a challenge, especially from a company that has mainly made their name with single player experiences (while only lightly touching upon multiplayer in the past). The development process is always fascinating to me as the amount of work and effort that people have to put into each product, let alone each mode, is overwhelming.