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News: MLB The Show Survives as Sony San Diego Restructures

MLB The Show Survives as Sony San Diego Restructures

Drawn to Death not dead either

Sony San Diego has seen a large number of layoffs – thought to be in the region of 40 to 50 employees – but the MLB The Show team has been unaffected. Despite being one of the Japanese giant's lower-profile exclusives, the baseball series sells strongly every year in the United States – and is widely considered...

News: Grand Theft Auto Veteran Exits Rockstar North

Grand Theft Auto Veteran Exits Rockstar North

Leslie Benzies departs Scottish studio

Rockstar North, the uber-secretive Edinburgh-based developer behind the Grand Theft Auto franchise, is going through a bit of a shake-up at the minute. Leslie Benzies, one of the key figures behind the aforementioned sandbox series, has departed the company after over 15 years of service. He originally...

News: Sony Wants Studio Ghibli Inspired Artists for Project Morpheus Exclusive

Sony Wants Studio Ghibli Inspired Artists for Project Morpheus Exclusive

Spirited away

Sony's new first-party studio based in the North West of England is still hiring, and now it's looking for an Environment Artist with a "stylised folio similar to Studio Ghibli". The famed Japanese animation house has been pumping out hits in a certain style for years, but you'll probably best know the firm for its collaboration with...

News: Sony's Seemingly Forming a Fresh First-Party Studio for Project Morpheus

Sony's Seemingly Forming a Fresh First-Party Studio for Project Morpheus

Time for something completely different

Project Morpheus certainly has plenty of promise, but if it stands any chance of succeeding, it will need Sony's full support. The organisation must provide the peripheral with a steady stream of bespoke software, so it's perhaps a good thing that it's seemingly creating a new first-party studio to do just...

News: Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Developer Spark Unlimited Closes its Doors

Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Developer Spark Unlimited Closes its Doors

Studio survived for over a decade

It's another rather sad story of studio closure today, as Spark Unlimited, the developer behind the uninspired but solid Lost Planet 3 and the critically panned Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, has shut up shop. The studio told Polygon that some of its team "have decided to move on to other things". Spark Unlimited was...

Site News: Hideo Kojima Joins the Push Square Team

Hideo Kojima Joins the Push Square Team

Metal Gear developer to move into video game journalism

Loughborough, England – Push Square, the internationally recognised PlayStation publication operated by Nlife Ltd, has today announced that video game visionary Hideo Kojima will be joining its editorial team as a reviewer. Mr. Kojima is perhaps best known for his work on the critically...

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