Raf Grassetti God of War

Raf Grassetti Has Left Santa Monica Studio

May 31, 2023 UPDATE: On Twitter, Raf Grassetti has revealed he has joined Netflix Games to work on a new IP with Joseph Staten, Jerry Edsal, and Chacko Sonny.

“Appreciate all the love and support over the last couple of weeks. Making games is what I love to do, and I’m not going away anytime soon,” says Grassetti.

Original article below:

Since landing at Santa Monica Studio in November 2013, Raf Grassetti has left an indelible mark not only on his team and colleagues but his work on the God of War series and the countless fans who have come to love a once irredeemable man.

“Today is my last day at Sony after over a decade of being a part of this incredible journey,” Grassetti said in a tweet. “It’s bittersweet, but above all, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the countless opportunities I’ve been fortunate to have.”

Working on the God of War reboot, Grassetti helped shape the franchise again, shedding much of its former burdens and finding the ideal team to deliver the new scope and execute the vision to make the beloved series what it is today.

“Sony has been my second home, and I’m immensely grateful to be involved so deeply with God of War,” Grassetti continues. “The skills I’ve learned, and the deep connections I’ve formed with incredible people will stay with me forever”

“A special thanks to the amazing Cory Barlog, Eric Williams, Yumi Yang, Scott Rohde for believing in me, and the entire Santa Monica Studio family for the support. Sony has played an integral role in shaping my career, and I will forever hold dear the memories and experiences.

“I am extremely confident in the studio’s continued success, and I hope we can create together again in the future. I will share more news on what’s next for me next week.”

Good luck, Raf; wherever you end up next are more than lucky to have you on their team!