Sony Santa Monica has been through a bit of turmoil lately. The year begun with a round of layoffs and a cancellation of a game, followed by the move to the new location in Playa Vista, and now the house of God of War is hiring again, as we wait for the reveal of its rumored PS4 game.
Yet, according to Senior Technical Artist and veteran of the studio Richard Greenspan, developers come and go, but what makes Sony Santa Monica’s games special is rooted in its history, as he mentioned on Twitter.
I sometimes reminisce about my career at @SonySantaMonica and I’m reminded of all the great individuals who I used to work with.
In the moment you think that these amazing colleagues and friends are going to be around forever.
But time goes by and old faces are replaced with new. I like to think of our studio as an old seasoned skillet.
We are constantly refining the game development process but our history is what gives our Studio and in turn our games an unique flavor.
It’s hard not to agree there, and it’ll be interesting to see what the studio’s DNA will produce in this new generation. Personally, I can’t wait. Rumors say that Sony is going to show off some new games in December. Time will tell if the the good folks in Santa Monica (pardon, Playa Vista) will be part of the show.