Get out a pen and a mug of Horlicks – it's time to play Sony developer departure bingo. Most recently, Sony Santa Monica staffer Seth Killian has decided to jump ship, confirming the news mere weeks after the studio was ravaged with dismissals. The designer was famously involved with the development of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, but also previously worked as a Capcom community manager, as well as helping to create the EVO fighting game tournament.

"Hi guys, I chose to leave my Sony family back in December on great terms," he said on Twitter. "I was inspired by their amazing indies to do my own thing. You'll see the games that I had the privilege to work on at Sony soon – Sony Santa Monica has a stellar lineup coming." Well, that's nice, isn't it?

Killian joins an ever increasing list of creatives ditching their big budget roots to work on self funded projects. Here's hoping that the fruits of their labour make their way onto Sony platforms; considering the Japanese giant's recent rollicking rapport with indie developers, we suspect that there's a pretty good chance that they will.

What do you make of this high profile departure? Are you concerned that the recent slew of resignations may be bad news for the platform holder's internal efforts? Make some noise in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com, eurogamer.net]