The wave of departures affecting Sony Japan Studio continues, and today Gavin Moore announced that he has left the team on Twitter.
The wave of departures affecting Sony Japan Studio continues, and today Gavin Moore announced he has left the team on Twitter.
Moore worked at Sony for 24 years, 18 of which were in Japan. He is known as the director of the charming PS3 platformer Puppeteer and he has worked on many games including the Siren series and culminating with the recent Demon’s Souls remake as Creative Director.
He mentioned that he will miss the studio’s great creative spirit and camaraderie, also expressing his intention to seek new opportunities.
If Sony Japan Studio is indeed based in Japan, we must not forget that it housed developers from all over the world.
Moore is just the latest in a veritable exodus of talent from the Japanese team at Sony, including a group led by Gravity Rush and Siren creator Keiichiro Toyama, who formed Bokeh Game Studio, producer Masami Yamamoto and artistic director Shunsuke Saito.
Sony Interactive itself has confirmed that it is revamping the studio with a focus on Astro Playroom developer, the ASOBI team.
It’s really sad to see one of Sony’s most original and creative studios losing so many developers who have marked its history. We’ll have to wait and see if more will leave, but at this point I certainly wouldn’t be surprised.
Of course, we’ll be following Moore’s future steps and letting you know what he’ll do next when he officially announces the new opportunities mentioned above.