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Job Listings: SIE building a new development team to collaborate with VASG & a ''major Sony studio''

FelipeMGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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OG credits go to dobahking91

Job listings indicate that Sony Interactive Entertainment is building a new team in San Diego to make a game in collaboration with Visual Arts Serice Group (Sony's motion capture and animation group housed on the same place as SIE San Diego) and a ''major Sony studio''. The way they worded the listing its probably for a 3rd person, Action/Adventure game

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https://boards.greenhouse.io/sonyinteractiveentertainmentplaystation/jobs/1072774#.Ws9TV4jwYdU



Maybe collaborating with Naughty Dog on an Uncharted game? Building a dedicated Uncharted team to continue the franchise and free the Dogs to move on

This bit found on a LinkedIn profile definitely stirs the pot that way
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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In that case would it be a new team inside San Diego Studio or some totally new studio somewhere in the same city ?

Whatever it is, more first party power = happy me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The perfect situation would be having that new studio making new Uncharted games while Naughty Dog can put out TLOU2 and other stuff in the future.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Thought this was going to be about Baba's team coming in for some reason. But yeah, interesting.

Edit: I somehow interpreted the title as being about SE... I need to go sleep.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Maybe collaborating with Naughty Dog on an Uncharted game? Building a dedicated Uncharted team to continue the franchise and free the Dogs to move on

This bit found on a LinkedIn profile definitely stirs the pot that way
This totally makes sense, and it’s hilarious considering I was just talking about something like this happening in another thread.
 

v_iHuGi

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As I've told on other threads, fully expect Sony to acquire and build new studios.

This is just the beginning.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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As I've told on other threads, fully expect Sony to acquire and build new studios.

This is just the beginning.
Until they produce a bomb.
In this case at least, they're producing a third person action game which their audience is clearly very receptive to. This is great news for San Diego.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Job listings indicate that Sony Interactive Entertainment is building a new team in San Diego to make a game in collaboration with Visual Arts Serice Group and a ''major Sony studio''.
Just for your information guys: Visual Arts Serice Group (VASG) is Sony. VASG is a division of Sony Interactive Entertainment America aimed at assisting the developers of Sony Worldwide Studios.
(Not that you think this will be a collaboration with a 3rd company, or something =) It's 100% Sony.)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Ahh, if only they could've been in such a strong position years ago before they shut Psynosis and Zipper.

Still, nice to see WWS expanding again.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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An interesting tidbit from that 'unannounced project' on that LinkedIn profile, it that it has the year 2018 next to it. Maybe that is a sign that the game is slated for 2018?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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a new Team dedicated to the Uncharted Series would be great.

We know there is no way Sony would just let one of their biggest franchises die & Naughty Dog is not big enough to handle that many franchises (The Last of Us, after that a new IP)

So let another Team make Uncharted Games - Hopefully tough ,if it really happens, they will do their own thing out of it instead ot trying to copy the ND Formula --> A Pirate Game with Francis Drake
 
Oct 27, 2017
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An interesting tidbit from that 'unannounced project' on that LinkedIn profile, it that it has the year 2018 next to it. Maybe that is a sign that the game is slated for 2018?
That 2018 is probably when they started work on the project. There are no secret games from Sony this year.
 
Jan 14, 2018
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That linkedIn profile mentions an unnounced ND project for 2018? Could this possibly be real? I imagined that recent restructuring in ND at top level indicated once again that they would be having two teams again but does that linkedin profile indicates something other than TLOUII can come out this year from ND? :O
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If it's San Diego they're probably supporting the MLB The Show studio.
They are looking for people experienced in 3rd person action/adventure games.
MLB is 3rd person but I don't thinkt the job description would fit. No need to create a new game dev team for that either imo.

That linkedIn profile mentions an unnounced ND project for 2018? Could this possibly be real? I imagined that recent restructuring in ND at top level indicated once again that they would be having two teams again but does that linkedin profile indicates something other than TLOUII can come out this year from ND? :O
That's why people think it's a collab with ND and this new team.
 
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FelipeMGM

FelipeMGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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An interesting tidbit from that 'unannounced project' on that LinkedIn profile, it that it has the year 2018 next to it. Maybe that is a sign that the game is slated for 2018?
That linkedIn profile mentions an unnounced ND project for 2018? Could this possibly be real? I imagined that recent restructuring in ND at top level indicated once again that they would be having two teams again but does that linkedin profile indicates something other than TLOUII can come out this year from ND? :O
I wouldn't read much into that.
 
Feb 8, 2018
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Really pretty interesting, if they take on Uncharted that would be cool, they would have to work so hard to keep up with Naughty Dog quality though.
Also Uncharted could use the change, a new creative vision and direction would help it evolve more.
 

AAK

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Oct 25, 2017
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They are looking for people experienced in 3rd person action/adventure games.
MLB is 3rd person but I don't thinkt the job description would fit. No need to create a new game dev team for that either imo.
The MLB The Show studio did 3rd person shooters as well. They developed Drawn To Death.
 
Jan 14, 2018
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I wouldn't mind actually if ND collabs with another studio to supervise and develop Uncharted while giving day-to-day-reigns to another studio. It'll free them to work on other projects while we also get to play Uncharted with an almost same level of quality as it'll be a close collab with ND ensuring a consistent standard.
In the same vein, it'd be awesome if From gives reign of Bloodborne to Japan Studio and supervise and collab while continue to develop its own new IPs.
It's a win win for us gamers.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Because they weren't profitable. M.A.G. and SOCOM 4 weren't hits, so Zipper were shut down.
MAG was on Zipper entirely*.
Sony however screwed the hell out of Zipper with Socom 4.
1. Forced them to nearly ruin the core game to appeal to COD fanbase.
2. Freaking PSN hack happened the weekend Socom 4 released and PSN was down for like a month, killing any hope for that game.

*Nice idea, terrible execution, features too ahead of its time. Spent way too long on it instead of a proper Socom forcing Sony to outsource the first PS3 Socom.
 
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