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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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CaptainAlbator wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


So people aren't allowed to change jobs? A lot of these people have contracts and when they expire, they look for other work. As far as layoffs at studios, restructuring happens a lot in business. Internal rewviews happen every few years, and tney determine who stays and who goes. It's not that unusual.


To add there is usually a reduction in staff once a game goes gold. You either move them to a different game, let them go, or don't renew their contract. It's happens allot in the industry.

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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TwinDad wrote:

CaptainAlbator wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


So people aren't allowed to change jobs? A lot of these people have contracts and when they expire, they look for other work. As far as layoffs at studios, restructuring happens a lot in business. Internal rewviews happen every few years, and tney determine who stays and who goes. It's not that unusual.


To add there is usually a reduction in staff once a game goes gold. You either move them to a different game, let them go, or don't renew their contract. It's happens allot in the industry.



TwinDad wrote:

CaptainAlbator wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the f*** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


So people aren't allowed to change jobs? A lot of these people have contracts and when they expire, they look for other work. As far as layoffs at studios, restructuring happens a lot in business. Internal rewviews happen every few years, and tney determine who stays and who goes. It's not that unusual.


To add there is usually a reduction in staff once a game goes gold. You either move them to a different game, let them go, or don't renew their contract. It's happens allot in the industry.


In other words....

Business as usual in the game industry.



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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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Mar 28, 2014

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


you're the only smart person here who noticed that is very unusual that a number of highly respected devlopers were "let go" in the last month. When was the last time that a considerable amount of people were fired in a month or so? Not last year or the previous one

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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fede01_8 wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


you're the only smart person here who noticed that is very unusual that a number of highly respected devlopers were "let go" in the last month. When was the last time that a considerable amount of people were fired in a month or so? Not last year or the previous one


Read the other replies fede just because you are hearing what you want that doesn't mean is true.

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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it's called "Restructuring". Companies go through it all the time.

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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Mar 28, 2014

CaptainAlbator wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


So people aren't allowed to change jobs? A lot of these people have contracts and when they expire, they look for other work. As far as layoffs at studios, restructuring happens a lot in business. Internal rewviews happen every few years, and tney determine who stays and who goes. It's not that unusual.


Dude, I don't need a lecture from the stuff you learned in Economics 101 lol.

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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fede01_8 wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


you're the only smart person here who noticed that is very unusual that a number of highly respected devlopers were "let go" in the last month. When was the last time that a considerable amount of people were fired in a month or so? Not last year or the previous one


 

It is noticeable, @fede01_8 , there is no arguing that.. But, Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog, not Sony; Brian Karis left Naughty Dog, not Sony (and went back to Epic); Jaime Griesemer left Bungie for Sucker Punch, then left SP -- not Sony. Seth Killian and Stig Asmussen worked for "Sony Santa Monica," but that does not mean Sony is the reason they left SM Studios. It may or may not have been something internally amongst their peers. Who knows -- not our business.

 

Now that leaves Jack Tretton. We don't know why he left Sony, but I could understand why some people would think this is a bad thing. But, the first thing that came to my mind was health issues, not "He's jumping ship!" Or, maybe it was conflict within the company -- again -- we do not know, nor, is it any of our business.

 

Now, for the people in your OP that Sony let go, as I already said, your answer why is in your OP. Smiley Happy

I hope this helped.

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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HorrorGod wrote:

fede01_8 wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the f*** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


you're the only smart person here who noticed that is very unusual that a number of highly respected devlopers were "let go" in the last month. When was the last time that a considerable amount of people were fired in a month or so? Not last year or the previous one


 

It is noticeable, @fede01_8 , there is no arguing that.. But, Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog, not Sony; Brian Karis left Naughty Dog, not Sony (and went back to Epic); Jaime Griesemer left Bungie for Sucker Punch, then left SP -- not Sony. Seth Killian and Stig Asmussen worked for "Sony Santa Monica," but that does not mean Sony is the reason they left SM Studios. It may or may not have been something internally amongst their peers. Who knows -- not our business.

 

Now that leaves Jack Tretton. We don't know why he left Sony, but I could understand why some people would think this is a bad thing. But, the first thing that came to my mind was health issues, not "He's jumping ship!" Or, maybe it was conflict within the company -- again -- we do not know, nor, is it any of our business.

 

Now, for the people in your OP that Sony let go, as I already said, your answer why is in your OP. Smiley Happy

I hope this helped.


You don't work @ Sony or it's affiliates, you don't know diddly squat. Smiley Happy

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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BortLicensePlate wrote:

HorrorGod wrote:

fede01_8 wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


you're the only smart person here who noticed that is very unusual that a number of highly respected devlopers were "let go" in the last month. When was the last time that a considerable amount of people were fired in a month or so? Not last year or the previous one


 

It is noticeable, @fede01_8 , there is no arguing that.. But, Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog, not Sony; Brian Karis left Naughty Dog, not Sony (and went back to Epic); Jaime Griesemer left Bungie for Sucker Punch, then left SP -- not Sony. Seth Killian and Stig Asmussen worked for "Sony Santa Monica," but that does not mean Sony is the reason they left SM Studios. It may or may not have been something internally amongst their peers. Who knows -- not our business.

 

Now that leaves Jack Tretton. We don't know why he left Sony, but I could understand why some people would think this is a bad thing. But, the first thing that came to my mind was health issues, not "He's jumping ship!" Or, maybe it was conflict within the company -- again -- we do not know, nor, is it any of our business.

 

Now, for the people in your OP that Sony let go, as I already said, your answer why is in your OP. Smiley Happy

I hope this helped.


You don't work @ Sony or it's affiliates, you don't know diddly squat. Smiley Happy


 

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Re: Sony keeps firing developers

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Mar 28, 2014

HorrorGod wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

HorrorGod wrote:

fede01_8 wrote:

BortLicensePlate wrote:

Right Sony need to put a statement out and tell us what the **bleep** is going on.

Key people are leaving and they can't keep making us think it's the "Oh well everyone leaves at one point" excuse.

Amy Henning
Brian Karis
Jaime Griesemer
Seth Killian
Stig Asmussen
Jack Trenton

Other lay offs at Sony Santa Monica/Superbot

Then we have Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London

Now Col Rodgers

This really can't be ignored, they need to make a statment on this. Who else am I missing....anyone?


you're the only smart person here who noticed that is very unusual that a number of highly respected devlopers were "let go" in the last month. When was the last time that a considerable amount of people were fired in a month or so? Not last year or the previous one


 

It is noticeable, @fede01_8 , there is no arguing that.. But, Amy Hennig left Naughty Dog, not Sony; Brian Karis left Naughty Dog, not Sony (and went back to Epic); Jaime Griesemer left Bungie for Sucker Punch, then left SP -- not Sony. Seth Killian and Stig Asmussen worked for "Sony Santa Monica," but that does not mean Sony is the reason they left SM Studios. It may or may not have been something internally amongst their peers. Who knows -- not our business.

 

Now that leaves Jack Tretton. We don't know why he left Sony, but I could understand why some people would think this is a bad thing. But, the first thing that came to my mind was health issues, not "He's jumping ship!" Or, maybe it was conflict within the company -- again -- we do not know, nor, is it any of our business.

 

Now, for the people in your OP that Sony let go, as I already said, your answer why is in your OP. Smiley Happy

I hope this helped.


You don't work @ Sony or it's affiliates, you don't know diddly squat. Smiley Happy


 

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