Sony Santa Monica Counts 154 Developers Now; New PS4 Game to Be Announced "When We're Ready"

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 22, 2014

Today Sony Santa Monica revealed its brand new logo just after moving to its new offices in Playa Vista, but how was it revealed? According to the Studio’s Twitter account the new logo reveal was the purpose of the scavenger hunt we talked about yesterday.

Developers were directed to a “secret room” within the new studio, and they had to place the tiles they found on a panel to form the logo, as you can see in the pictures below.

Looks like those that designed the new studio are quite fond of tiles, and today we get a nice big picture of the “face wall” showing the faces of all the developers working there, courtesy of Technical Artist Emily Berger.


Thank to the wall we get a precise update on the number of developers working at the studio since the unfortunate layoffs in February. At the moment Sony Santa Monica counts 154 people at work on its new games.

A comment by Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman on the PlayStation Blog also responds to when we’re going to know something about the PS4 game the company is working on. Unfortunately it’s a Blizzard-like “when we’re ready.”

Kaufman also mentioned that the new logo was designed by Cory Schmiz, who definitely isn’t new to working with Sony. He’s the one who designed the new Sucker Punch logo. You can see more of his work here.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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