There’s been quite a few big departures and layoffs at a few of Sony’s studios over the past few weeks, and one of the big ones is Seth Killian from Sony Santa Monica. He was part of the team that brought PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale due to his extensive fighting game knowledge. In a tweet Seth revealed that he actually made the decision to leave the developer in December, and did so amicably.
Hi guys, I chose to leave my Sony family back in Dec + on great terms. I was inspired by their amazing indies to do my own thing :)
— Seth Killian (@sethkillian) March 25, 2014
The tweet also mentions that he will be focusing on doing his own thing after seeing the kind of output indie devs are creating. In a follow up tweet Seth did mention that we’ll be able to see his Santa Monica work soon remarking that the studio has a “stellar” games line up. We’ll be keeping an eye on both what Santa Monica will be bringing to the table, and what Seth decides to do next in his career.