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There is generally a reason we associate studios with games versus directors. Ask any general consumer about god of war and theyre not going to be able to discern any significant difference in the director of a game.

It's not like movies where we associate directors over studios.

To be honest I have no idea if this amount of turn over is "normal" From my understanding, taking god of war as an example, each game had different directors, yeah? It seems that this profession has a constantly revolving door where people work their way up through a studio, helm a game and then move on, especially high profile games.

In a creative genre you can really only expect these people to feel fulfilled being pigeonholed in a moneymaking franchise for so long.



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Very insightful, and paints a less than gloomy picture. I was a little worried prior to reading this, but now that things have been put into context, I'm confident things will work out in time.



J_Allard said:
So he throws out "almost 100 million" then when is called out on how ludicrous it sounds, it's "between 75 and 90 which are both uh you know close to 100" LOL. Not buying that for a second which makes me doubt everything else he posted.


Yeah, this whole things screams damage control, from a bullshitter. Some fanboy "insider" saw everything going on inside of every sony studio, and has all the info on money, and games being produced, and every detail.... yeah, sure guy....



Justagamer said:
J_Allard said:
So he throws out "almost 100 million" then when is called out on how ludicrous it sounds, it's "between 75 and 90 which are both uh you know close to 100" LOL. Not buying that for a second which makes me doubt everything else he posted.


Yeah, this whole things screams damage control, from a bullshitter. Some fanboy "insider" saw everything going on inside of every sony studio, and has all the info on money, and games being produced, and every detail.... yeah, sure guy....

Oh my  god, really?...What's the damage control?



The only reason someone would want to work for Sony right is cuz they need the money



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It seems really unlikely all these things would reach critical mass at the same time... and even more likely that an insider would know so many reasons people got fired.

Generally companies do hire after they fire, even when restructuring, and companies generally do have ads up, even when they don't plan to hire.



DerNebel said:
Justagamer said:
J_Allard said:
So he throws out "almost 100 million" then when is called out on how ludicrous it sounds, it's "between 75 and 90 which are both uh you know close to 100" LOL. Not buying that for a second which makesis, all this shit is happening all at once.me doubt everything else he posted.


Yeah, this whole things screams damage controlreasonsfrom a bullshitter. Some fanboy "insider" saw everything going on inside of every sony studio, and has all the info on money, and games being produced, and every detail.... yeah, sure guy....

Oh my  god, really?...What's the damage control?

Whats the damage control?! Really?!.... companies fire/lose people all the time. Companies cancel games all the time for numerous reasons. But what you dont hear is those companies having someone make up a bunch of reasons, or explainations. fact Is all of this shit is happening all at once. If this shit was just business as usual, nobody would be coming out to tell the reasons why. All i hear is, this guy had an ego, that guy sucked, that game was a pieceof shit..... damage control, buddy, plain and simple. I think whats going on is, maybe, these high profile producers and people, have lost some confidence in sony as a whole. aside from the ps4 doing phenominally well, the company hasnt got much else. These people are bailing, before sony goes bankrupt, and the real restructuring of sony starts to happen. There you go.



I wonder what Sony will do to Team Ico after The Last Guardian releases (if it ever releases). Wouldn't be surprised if they close that studio after The Last Guardian.



I think no one is seeing that first party is not so important anymore. Sony has the most powerful and easier to develop for platform. Developers will develop for PS4 naturally, without Sony doing much work, without needing to moneyhat. We're back to PS1 era.



Justagamer said:
DerNebel said:

Oh my  god, really?...What's the damage control?

Whats the damage control?! Really?!.... companies fire/lose people all the time. Companies cancel games all the time for numerous reasons. But what you dont hear is those companies having someone make up a bunch of reasons, or explainations. fact Is all of this shit is happening all at once. If this shit was just business as usual, nobody would be coming out to tell the reasons why. All i hear is, this guy had an ego, that guy sucked, that game was a pieceof shit..... damage control, buddy, plain and simple. I think whats going on is, maybe, these high profile producers and people, have lost some confidence in sony as a whole. aside from the ps4 doing phenominally well, the company hasnt got much else. These people are bailing, before sony goes bankrupt, and the real restructuring of sony starts to happen. There you go.

Oh, you're playing the popular "it's all just because Sony is going to be bankrupt and doomed etc" card, how surprising. The reason he's giving some explanation is because the media and people like you have been in total panic mode over all these things in the last couple weeks, has that ever occured to you? Like I've said not every bad news about Sony can immediately be attributed to them doing not so peachy financially. Or do you seriously believe that Stig left because he thought "damn I just burned through 4 years and tons of resources and have nothing to show for it, I better get the fuck out of SSM, since this Sony ship is going down"?

So I'd much rather believe the reasons given in the OP, then your "oh they're bailing because Sony will soon be bankrupt"-explanation, cause if that was the case they would've been out of there years ago, since we've been hearing this since 2007 or something, and not now when the PS4 is doing as phenomenal as it is.