Sony Santa Monica has published a nice article and video about Art Blast in latest God of War game showing destruction effects and beautiful environments that can be cracked and damaged during the game.
You can review the whole article here:
Visit God of War Ragnarok Art Blast
Aside in-game physics they have used baked simulations with Pulldownit in Maya adding hand key modifications to get the look they wanted, indeed Pulldownit plugin allows to fix or modify baked simulation easily by editing animation keys for fragments or rigid bodies.
Besides Cynthia Fenton, breakable artist at Sony Santa Monica Studio, has posted a stunning video showing his work in God of War Ragnarok using Pulldownit plugin for destructions effects, you can see it here:
Amazing job Cynthia, thank you for sharing!