After leaving Capcom, roughly 2 weeks ago, the always so humble, Seth Killian, announced today, via the Plasytation blog, that he joined the Sony Santa Monica studio as Lead game designer. The Santa Monica studio is the home of hit titles such as God of war, as well as the upcoming Sony fighting game, PlayStation all stars. Below is a part of the Seth Killian write-up from the PS Blog:
“ I was excited to join Santa Monica Studio in particular because of the chance to work with some great individuals, but also because of the incredible range of projects they take on. If you head out of my office and turn right, you’ll run into the “God of War: Ascension” team. If you turn left, you’ll find the Giant Sparrow crew working on “The Unfinished Swan.” There are other amazing studios in the world, but nowhere else that I know where you can find that kind of diversity combined with such a deep commitment to greatness–which also happens to sum up what’s so exciting to me about Sony overall.
The external group works with Sony’s outside studios — teams like Queasy Games (Sound Shapes), Fun Bits Interactive (Escape Plan), thatgamecompany (Flower, Journey), and… SuperBot Entertainment, makers ofPlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale!
Fighting games are very close to my heart, and as someone that’s spent much of my life with traditional fighters, All-Stars has been a great opportunity to take a step back and rethink fighting fundamentals from the ground up. The entire team was put together from scratch to create this game, and they are loaded with fighting game superstars (including some impressive tournament credentials–I’m not even the first EVO finalist to join the team!) who love great combat just as much as I do.”
We wih Seth Killina all the best, and i am sure we will miss him as Capcom Community Manager.