• Gavin Moore

    Gavin Moore Has Left Japan Studio

    There is a mass exodus at SIE Japan, better known as Japan Studio and the ongoing restructuring is bleeding talent. In February, after a wave of rumours hit the internet, Sony confirmed that their Japan branch would re-organize. Over the last several months Masami Yamamoto, Masaaki Yamagiwa, Keiichiro Toyama,...
  • Gravity Rush

    Gravity Rush Character Designer Shunsuke Saito and Kentaro Motomura Has Left Japan Studio

    One of Sony’s most promising franchises on PlayStation has seen better days, and now it looks like character designer Shunsuke Saito is calling it later days as news of his departure has been confirmed. 今日でソニー・インタラクティブエンタテインメントを退社しますーI'm leaving SIE Japan Studio today pic.twitter.com/jwXrGYMwGp — 斎藤俊介(ShunsukeSaito) (@sshun3) March 31, 2021 The news...
  • Masami Yamamoto

    Masami Yamamoto Has Left SIE Japan

    Sony’s Japanese branch has seen a massive restructuring over the last several months, with many high-profile departures occurring at Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan. In December, Teruyuki Toriyama announced his departure from Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan, followed shortly after Keiichiro Toyama who left to start up his studio, Bokeh Game Studio, which enlisted...
  • SIE Japan

    SIE Japan Is Letting Staff Go, Winding Down Operations

    SIE Japan is winding down operations, a new report from VGC indicates that a large majority of staff over at Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio are being let go. The studio has been around since 1994 and has helped developer franchises such as Ape Escape, Gravity Rush, Wild ARMS...
  • Masaaki Yamagiwa

    Masaaki Yamagiwa Is Leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan

    Masaaki Yamagiwa, a producer who has worked on Bloodborne and also the VR-exclusive Deracine, and also Tokyo Jungle, has revealed he is leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan at the end of February. 2月末でSIE JAPAN Studioを離れることになりました。これまでありがとうございました。次の場所でもゲーム制作を頑張ります。I’m leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment at the end of this month. I’m going to continue...
  • Review: Knack 2

    The original Knack released in November 2013 and was met with very little fanfare. See, the original Knack released, and the game felt more like a tech demo of what the PlayStation 4 could do at launch, and word of mouth ended up having me skip the release entirely,...