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What do you think guys ?

Yes SONY is rocking this gen 15 55.56%
 
I want to joint this new Studio 3 11.11%
 
SONY is GOD 1 3.70%
 
SONY win this generation 4 14.81%
 
I dont have time for this... 4 14.81%
 
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Nem said:
I... don't get why they close some studios and then open new ones.

They have run down Psygnosis/studio liverpool and yet here they are opening new studios. I like tat theres new studios but i don't get how not to try and salvage what you got rather than open a new one.

I don't think it's a coincidence that a lot of noteworthy closures have been in the UK area. Don't know enough to point fingers, though.



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TallSilhouette said:

Sweet. I loved my tour of SOE as a teen and was sad to see them leave the fold. Gonna be cool to have another game studio in SD.

HollyGamer said:
 I hope we got VGchart forums member to join , the we can have more insider LOL

I live in SD and will definitely be keeping an eye on them, though my work/life balance is important to me and I'm not sure if the hours in game development are for me.

Nice . But it will probably takes some time , wait another year or two.



Nem said:
I... don't get why they close some studios and then open new ones.

They have run down Psygnosis/studio liverpool and yet here they are opening new studios. I like tat theres new studios but i don't get how not to try and salvage what you got rather than open a new one.

They can be unhappy about the work of a studio, its orientation, or the relations they have with them, but still want to make games. You can close a branch you're unhappy with and open a new one elsewhere, no contradiction in that. 



TallSilhouette said:

Sweet. I loved my tour of SOE as a teen and was sad to see them leave the fold. Gonna be cool to have another game studio in SD.

HollyGamer said:
 I hope we got VGchart forums member to join , the we can have more insider LOL

I live in SD and will definitely be keeping an eye on them, though my work/life balance is important to me and I'm not sure if the hours in game development are for me.

Nice, you can at least try to keep us up with details that you hear!



Sony opening a new studio instead of closing one? What witchcraft is this?! :P

Seriously though, it's always interesting when a new studio opens, especially if it's first party too, I'm guessing they'll be working on a new IP too which is always great news!



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Nem said:
I... don't get why they close some studios and then open new ones.

They have run down Psygnosis/studio liverpool and yet here they are opening new studios. I like tat theres new studios but i don't get how not to try and salvage what you got rather than open a new one.

It's harder to attract new and better talent with stagnating studios like Liverpool ... 

Salvage how ? Just how many game developers and their families are willing relocate to another studio ? Sony has to draw the line otherwise they'll end up with investing in duds like how Microsoft bought Rare today who has no worthwhile talent ... (same with Lionhead)

Sony should see their game studios as investments so having a lenient relationship with them breaks the chain of command and respect that they have for Sony. I don't blame them for closing down studios when all Sony wants and ideally all businesses want are results so a boss has to make hard decisions like firing bad employees or in the extreme case for Sony, that would be closing down mediocre studios ... 



Nem said:
I... don't get why they close some studios and then open new ones.

They have run down Psygnosis/studio liverpool and yet here they are opening new studios. I like tat theres new studios but i don't get how not to try and salvage what you got rather than open a new one.

I think because studios become known for their successes and failures. I think that's true for the consumer's pov and potential employees' pov. There's gamers  who won't buy a game from a certain studio or a studio has trouble finding new employees. If it gets bad enough, it might be better to just build a new one from scratch with no rep.



Hopefully they are making a title for the ps5 launch in 2 to 3 years



This is exactly what i want, more studios for more exclusives.



Nem said:
I... don't get why they close some studios and then open new ones.

They have run down Psygnosis/studio liverpool and yet here they are opening new studios. I like tat theres new studios but i don't get how not to try and salvage what you got rather than open a new one.

Because they were losing money. It's not that difficult to understand.