I didn't love Horizon and I'm not into Killzone but I've always thought Herman Hulst was a cool guy, my only issue is that this makes me a bit worried for how Japan Studios will be treated now without Yoshida being in charge of all that.
I don't know if sceja was treated exceptionally well with Shu. Ithink many of their games needed a bigger budget, or just more ambition.
I do think it's an opportunity to let Decima be used as an engine for their realistic games. But not necessary.
Does Hermen Hulst like Legend of Dragoon? I hope so xD
Does Sceja even like LoD???
Well he seems like a cool guy, and I guess he played a prominent part in deciding to give Kojima the Decima engine, which sped up the production time of the game significantly.
I hope Shuhei wasn't forced to leave his position, but that he chose to take that role since it's better if everyone is passionate about their position.
I recall reading that Shu wanted to retire but then VR came along. He seemed to love the tech. As long as he enjoys the new position.
I am already imagining the next Marvel's Spider-Man game running on the Decima engine.
Oh. So good.
I think Insomniac are fine with their current engine, and that SM2 will look incredible alongside Horizon 2.