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News: Infinity Ward Agrees to Tame Two Naughty Dog Employees

Infinity Ward Agrees to Tame Two Naughty Dog Employees

Call of Duty company adopts veterans

The over publicised exodus at Naughty Dog is showing no signs of slowing, as two studio strays have found a new home at Call of Duty: Ghosts developer Infinity Ward. Jacob Minkoff and Taylor Kurosaki, both notable names at the Californian company, will assume the design director and narrative director positions...

News: Saints Row's Stupidity Will Almost Certainly Return on PS4

Saints Row's Stupidity Will Almost Certainly Return on PS4

Loud and proud

Since the success of Saints Row IV on the PlayStation 3, developer Volition has been a little secretive. There were rumours coming out of E3 2014 that publisher Deep Silver was about to announce a new entry in the stupid sandbox series, but that turned out to be the equally ridiculous Dead Island 2. Alas, the aforementioned outfit...

News: Killzone: Mercenary Developer Recruiting for High Profile PS4 Projects

Killzone: Mercenary Developer Recruiting for High Profile PS4 Projects

Sir Dan, rise from your grave

Guerrilla Cambridge, the studio behind PlayStation Vita exclusive Killzone: Mercenary, is currently searching for an audio programmer to provide support on “forthcoming projects in a high profile, multi-million selling franchise”. The studio is thought to be switching its attention to the PlayStation 4, with

E3 2014: God of War III Director Stig Asmussen Swaps Titans for Titans

God of War III Director Stig Asmussen Swaps Titans for Titans

Sony Santa Monica veteran joins Respawn Entertainment

God of War III director Stig Asmussen’s rumoured sci-fi PlayStation 4 exclusive may have been cancelled, but the talented developer has wasted no time landing back on his feet, revealing that he has hooked up with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. According to

News: The Last of Us' Lead Character Artist Michael Knowland Has Left Naughty Dog

The Last of Us' Lead Character Artist Michael Knowland Has Left Naughty Dog

Goodbye and good luck

In a series of events that's beginning to look as weird as the plot from a David Lynch film, yet another Naughty Dog staffer is packing up their bags and jumping ship. Michael Knowland, the incredibly talented lead character artist on The Last of Us, has reportedly left the studio. He's yet to reveal where he plans to peddle...

News: PlayStation Maker Ken Kutaragi Complimented Shuhei Yoshida Twice

PlayStation Maker Ken Kutaragi Complimented Shuhei Yoshida Twice

And that was more than most

Ex-PlayStation president Ken Kutaragi may be the ‘Father of PlayStation’, but he had a tenuous relationship with his employees at best. Speaking as part of a question and answer session conducted by PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny, Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida recalled the discussion that preceded his...

News: Uncharted PS4's Director Justin Richmond Departs Naughty Dog

Uncharted PS4's Director Justin Richmond Departs Naughty Dog

Could the last one please turn out the lights?

Whip out your Sony studio boss bingo sheet, as yet another high-profile developer has bit the dust. The latest in the long line of executives to exit the manufacturer is Justin Richmond, who was acting as Uncharted PS4’s game director. His departure follows in the footsteps of Amy Hennig, who worked...

News: DriveClub Developer Evolution Studios Struck by Layoffs

DriveClub Developer Evolution Studios Struck by Layoffs

Two other UK teams affected

We’re approaching the end of the fiscal year, which means that Sony’s still going through the process of downsizing some of its teams. Following redundancies at God of War developer Sony Santa Monica earlier in the month, the platform holder has now confirmed that there have been casualties at three of its British...

News: God of War Studio Sony Santa Monica Slashed by the Blades of Corporate Chaos

God of War Studio Sony Santa Monica Slashed by the Blades of Corporate Chaos

By Zeus' beard

Sony Santa Monica has been hit by layoffs today, the studio has confirmed. In a statement issued to IGN, the platform holder revealed that the move is a result of “resource re-alignment” and is a decision which it “hasn’t taken lightly”. The firm added that it has offered any affected employees “outplacement services and...

News: Ken Levine Closes the Booker on Irrational Games

Ken Levine Closes the Booker on Irrational Games

BioShock studio caught in the Rapture

Irrational Games, the legendary developer best known for the BioShock franchise, is no more. Writing on the company’s official website, founder Ken Levine has confirmed that the studio is shutting down after an incredible 17 years of development. The outfit’s last ever release will be the second episode of...