Cory Barlog, an employee of Sony Santa Monica, has refuted the rumor Thursday that the studios' cancelled new IP (and the layoffs that followed) were over similarities to "Destiny."
Did anyone else stop to think that maybe the game wasn't working out as they had planned it too and instead scrapped it??Shocker I know.
I had a similar thought, the major one being,.. Sony seems intent on rendering cut scenes, and gameplay- together.. (Trend started with the TLoU, continues with Second Son, & The Order) Maybe it was going in a different direction, they have visioned ,, for the Ps4. (just a thought)
Exactly. I don't think they would have scrapped the game for being similar to another game. But they would if it was not coming along, then especially if it was similar to another game that was.
So they scrapped it and laid off 50 people...ok that makes sense! Monkey business, you should know alot about that Sayain
Here is my 2 cents. People were cut and the project was scrapped because. A)Sony is downsizing. Google it. B) The City of Santa Monica (west LA) is expensive. for example living wage is 11$ per hour baseline http://www.smmirror.com/art... C)Moving the Santa Monica HQ to a CHEAPER building. Less rent, probably less space as well. Not everyone can fit in the studios new location. D)Santa Monica has a lot of Projects they help with. They help with 3rd party studios and spec test games to release on Sony platforms. During the Ps1-PS2 days this task was handled by the Studios in Foster City, but then switched to Santa Monica (no clue why). E)Does anyone know the amount of ALL the staff Santa Monica has? Now 50 people being layed off sucks but they had over 200+ employees. Do the math: http://www.worldwidestudios... ...And Food for Thought: Microsoft Layoffs. http://techrights.org/wiki/... TLDR: Down-sizing happens. Project that got canceled was probably the least appealing. *Cough* Starhawk2 *Cough*
So now can we stop saying it was cancelled out of some respect for bungie cause Sony is building a relationship with them? I mean why would Sony lay off their own staff for the sake of a relationship with a 3rd party studio?
Maybe the GOW crew still had to much GOW fever in their minds and in the new IP. We will not know for real unless Sony come with an official report or we get some unofficial feedback from someone on the inside of this saga. A pity thought all the same.
I read the article how did he refute it? I read it but I don't see where he said anything to the contrary lmao you guys are taking this title and "article" wayyy out of context he basically insulted the website without giving a clear explanation going by his twitter responses he's referring to the website saying he will helm the next god of war title >.> also his very thin response doesn't mean much if he doesn't explain anything in the website respects his opinion but still kept their stance ------------- "the cancellation of the new IP was supposedly caused by development troubles in distinguishing their game over "Destiny." While Rocket Chainsaw stands by on their sources, they acknowledge Barlog's statement over the matter."
I knew Destiny had nothing to do with it. The game obviously just wasn't shaping up the way it should have been. Sony Santa Monica has too many other projects they're developing/co-developing to support a project that was (probably) going nowhere.
This is off subject a bit, but the irony in all of this is that people were posting all those dam article about Microsoft selling off the Xbox division as if they were the company in a financial panic mode. However, Sony is the one that is losing money, which is requiring them to lay off people only to get hired by non other then Microsoft. Now that is karma for your ass. Microsoft is supposedly losing so much money with the Xbox one that they are just going to get rid of it, but in actuality they are the ones doing all the hiring while Sony are laying off people with studio closing soon to follow Mark my words.
Sweet, an industry insider. I didn't know you were privy to news that no one else knows. Any other information you can give us? Oh and your words were marked... I hope they don't come back to bite you.
I hope some sony official says something about this incident to clear stuff up, firing 50 people and throwing 4 years work down the crapper when they're moving the team to a bigger HQ just doesn't make sense to me. What does Yoshida have to say about this ?
Cut the shit. Tell us why?
you know i would be pissed off if i spent 3+ years of my life working on game for it to be up and canceled. so it begs the question was the quality of this game even good, because i'm pretty sure we all know sony doesn't just up and cancel projects (ex: The Last Guardian). there must have been a serious quality issue for sony to do this.
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