Sony’s published a neat video touring its first-party studios in the United States, with the intention presumably to try and recruit talent to its teams. The video includes interviews from key personnel at Sony Santa Monica, Sony Bend, PixelOpus, and others. In the clip, the staffers talk about how each team has its own identity, but is part of a wider family.
One interesting thing of note is that Sony’s Visual Arts Services Group, which is located in San Diego and provides support on various first-party projects, is now listed as a game developer. We know that the platform holder has been building a team in this area, and it’s expected that it will take the reins of the Uncharted franchise moving forward, but it’s still fascinating to see it included in this clip.