Is Sony Santa Monica Working An “Open World” Game With Vehicular Combat?

The studio that brought the PlayStation faithful the super popular God of War series is undoubtedly gearing up for something big on the PlayStation 4, and while a new entry in the blood-filled franchise centered on Greek mythology seems like a given, it appears they've got something very different in mind as well.

Job listings on Gamasutra (via CVG) indicate that the studio is looking for development talent that has experience in working with "open world" games, vehicular combat, and third/first-person shooters. That sure doesn't sound like a typical God of War experience to me.

So what do you think they're up to? Could this be a completely new franchise for the PS4? Is it about time they move past Kratos and pursue something different? Share your thoughts in the comments below.