George Andreas, the man at Rare who was hugely instrumental in how Kinect was formed at Microsoft (and was the guy behind the two Kinect Sports games) has left the company to join Sony Europe on projects unannounced, according to reports emerging this afternoon.
He was also behind the two Rare Xbox 360 launch titles – Kameo and Perfect Dark Zero – and has worked for Rare for 16 years. Goldeneye 64? Banjo Kazooie? Killer Instinct? He had a hand in them all.
Andreas is a great catch for Sony, especially as next-gen rumours start to really kick off. The latest set of PS4 tittle tattle suggests that the console will have a dual camera array and will be Move focused – the former Rare man is well versed with motion control and can hopefully pass on his considerable knowledge to his new employer.
We wish him luck in his new venture.