- Oct 25, 2017
Not bad. Please invest more in growing market.
Nah, Digital Media Content Creation in Singapore is garbage :( . Although Ubisoft SG and Namco bandai is there but thats it for major gaming companies, Lucasart doesn't exist anymore, ILM rather hired experience people and Dneg Singapore shut down. Deader than ever.
When will you set a studio in Montreal then? Because Guerilla Montreal has a nice ring to it.PlayStation CEO and President Jim Ryan added: "Impressive talent, a vibrant game ecosystem, and support from the government are key reasons why we have decided to take our partnership with Malaysia to the next level."
Even with those support studios, Sony's studios still outsource a lot of work to contract studios, just take a look at their credits. Creating an in-house studio to assist would help bring down some of those costs.Visual Arts has always been a crucial part of AAA game development of SIE. More interesting is why Sony needs an additional support studio. They already have:
- Visual Arts Service Group in San Diego;
- San Mateo Studio;
- Sony XDev Europe;
- External Development Team at Santa Monica Studio;
- Japan Studio;
I see two possible reasons. May be Visual Arts really have their own internal team and their capacity is full and Japan Studio is focusing on internal development with a possible AAA project.
Or SIE has started too many projects and they want additional help. I mean, there are so many possible collaborations. For example Remedy, Housemarque, Bluepoint, FromSoftware, Ready At Dawn, Firesprite others...
The only large-scale support studio in that list is VASG. The rest are more production support oriented, credits for the support offered by XDev/SSM Ex Dev/San Mateo are not at the same scale as the animation/asset production that VASG supports.
Low labor costs and poor control standards to prevent abuse. Jim Ryan says so himself : they’re not making their own games, they exist to produce assets on the cheap for PS5 exclusives. Hopefully my cinisism isn’t shown to be right longer term, and they get to make their own content in the future.