"Here's a bunch of shit I predicted, I'm going to take the broadest and most vague one and say I called it"Damn....my prediction came true
Business-wise, it makes sense.
SCEE London's output the last decade was really really bad.
So some kind of a studio-reboot (see SSM) makes sense.
SCEE Cambridge finished Killzone VITA a few months ago and are restructuring.
The Guerrilla Games bosses just visited them a few days ago to talk about the future.
And Evolution Studios..... don't know what to say. They are struggling for qute some time now.
Makes sense for Sony to reboot some studios/put some fresh blood in it.
As sad as it sounds for some people.
Seriously,the new console is selling like never before.What is the problem Sony?
There is no "Team ICO" anymore. There is no "Team Siren" anymore.
Yup, it's a sad fact, but it has to happen. PlayStation is one of the few parts of Sony that is doing well and they need to make sure it is efficient as possible and that they are not wasting any money.
One, leave the fanboy whining out please and two, that's not even remotely comparable.inopedes said:Nintendo have 1 doing well and one poorly and they are in severe dire straits while everything's apparently rosy in Sony's garden.
Meanwhile the other arms of Sony which are performing like shit continue to drag the company down. They could have easily excised the TV wing.
The PC division, as widely expected, will be sold to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners, which will set up a separate company to take over the operations. Sony will initially hold a 5 percent stake in that company.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014...urce=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=992637Sony also said it will split its TV division off into a separate company by July 2014.
If you think so lolConsole selling like hot cakes, therefore third parties are clambering to make games on your system, therefore no need for expensive first party studios with risky projects.
Also the quickest way to make the balance sheet look better is to shed staff.
Funny thing is that some people were buying the PS4 because those people were making games for the PS4Since PS4 is selling like hotcakes even without many games from Sony they probably don't need those people anymore...
Hope they find a good job again.
Team Ico isn't actually a studio. It's just one of Japan Studio's many projects. Team Ico still exists because those guys are more than likely working on other games beside Last Guardian.
"numerous people from each studio have been made redundant."
It's sad, but while PlayStation is doing amazingly well Sony is not, Sony still has to pay these people and the entire company is restructuring. Why pay two people for the same job when you can pay one?
"Here's a bunch of shit I predicted, I'm going to take the broadest and most vague one and say I called it"
Pretty much, but I just remember a few months ago Sony kept spouting a bunch of stats of how ready and happy their teams wereYou should become a professional psychic. Calling that a hit on a prediction is ridiculous.
Based on the numbers being let go I'd argue that it's simply a massive cost cutting effort. They're basically trimming the fat, so to speak.
It happens regularly in large corporations even during periods of success.
I hope these guys land on their feet, though.
Neil Druckmann to be only Sony developer left by the end of the year.
The face of villains.
The both seem like lovely guys.
AFAIK Team ICO is mostly just a small creative team inside Sony's Japanese studio. A lot of the people doing most of the grunt work in creating assets etc. are the like that can and HAVE been moved around to develop different projects while the small core Team ICO group has tried to get their shit together. It's not like they've had 300 people working on Last Guardian since 2005-2006 or anything.