Originally Posted by Vire
Nope, nothing to see here guys, standard turnover. Not a trend.
It... pretty much is standard turnover, though? Sony was fortunate enough to have some pretty productive studios and, at least for a while, desperate enough to avoid rocking any boats. Now they're retrenching their development for a new, tougher generation, which means shuffling some deckchairs at underperforming studios and good opportunities for people to get poached at high-performing ones.
Originally Posted by Randdalf
It's kind of weird to see all this talent go to Riot Games.
It's weird to see developers go to the company that makes the biggest game on the earth?
Originally Posted by Resident_UA
Should have said 2nd party-ish... The point is Sony should not be messing with with Naughty Dog staff unless there's a huge budget hole within Naughty Dog. And even then it would not be personalities...
Naughty Dog is a fully-owned subsidiary. They probably make day-to-day HR decisions internally but Sony certainly can (and assuredly does) have higher-level people who review their overall staffing and sometimes make drastic changes to it.