Sony fires all KEY people. Sony loses massive money.

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#1 Edited by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

DriveClub's game director Col Rodgers has left Evolution Studios, VideoGamer.com can reveal.

http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/driveclub/news/driveclub_game_director_leaves_evolution_studios.html

Rodgers left the studio in February to form indie startup Big Red Switch Games, a development studio that he says is working on "some cool game concepts".

Rodgers also confirmed to VideoGamer that his departure is not connected to today's wave of layoffs, which saw redundancies at Evolution, Guerrilla Cambridge and Sony London Studios.

However, with Rodgers out it isn't yet clear who will be leading development on Evolution's delayed PS4 racer in his place.

Earlier this month it was revealed that Sony had previously taken DriveClub "back to the drawing board", although the game is still technically due to launch in early 2014.

So far:

1)Uncharted' writer and director Amy Hennig leaves Naughty Dog, reportedly forced out

2)Brian Karis leaves Naughty dog

3)Infamous: Second Son lead designer leaves Sony

4)PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale lead game designer leaves Sony Santa Monica

5)God of War Dev Stig Asmussen Leaves Sony Santa Monica

7)Sony America CEO Jack Tretton Steps Down

7)Superbot layoff

8)Sony Santa Monica layoff

9)Layoffs at Evolution Studios

10)Layoffs at Guerrilla Games

11)Layoffs at SCE London

12)Col Rodgers Is No Longer DriveClub's Game Director

All within a MONTH!!!

Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business

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#2 Posted by resevl4rlz (3522 posts) -

i think its time to stop posting for awhile

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#3 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

FreedomFromFacts thread. Mods please lock thread and ban OP.

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#4 Posted by GiantAssPanda (1868 posts) -

Sony had PC business?

But yeah, the times are hard.

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#5 Edited by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

Moneys in ad these days, microsoft is making it, while sony is paying it. Nothing new.

Best bet for sony would be to migrate all businesses to india.

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#6 Posted by stationplay_4 (444 posts) -

DOOMED! SONY is doomed! HAHAHA they don't even have Kinect Sports Rivals! sinking ship! microsoft will reign supreme! layoffs?!?! next month there won't even be a SONY!

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#7 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

@alcapello said:

Moneys in ad these days, microsoft is making it, while sony is paying it. Nothing new.

Best bet for sony would be to migrate all businesses to india.

Well how long Sony can hold this? Sony has debt, Sony runs out of money. If they cant earn profit soon then Good bye Sony.

Microsoft earned last year same much money than Sony has total money left.

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#8 Posted by resevl4rlz (3522 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@alcapello said:

Moneys in ad these days, microsoft is making it, while sony is paying it. Nothing new.

Best bet for sony would be to migrate all businesses to india.

Well how long Sony can hold this? Sony has debt, Sony runs out of money. If they cant earn profit soon then Good bye Sony.

Microsoft earned last year same much money than Sony has total money left.

you do realize Sony isn't going anywhere right

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#9 Edited by dreamdude (4627 posts) -

Okay.

Three threads pretty much on the same topic in one day is getting a little boring.

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#10 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Isn't there already a thread or two on this crap?

And didn't MS lose some big name executives recently?

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#11 Posted by Alcapello (1396 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@alcapello said:

Moneys in ad these days, microsoft is making it, while sony is paying it. Nothing new.

Best bet for sony would be to migrate all businesses to india.

Well how long Sony can hold this? Sony has debt, Sony runs out of money. If they cant earn profit soon then Good bye Sony.

Microsoft earned last year same much money than Sony has total money left.

It goes like this let me explain please.

In order for said company to sell ad space, they need a company to give ads. For example, like an id system, one must take and one must give. If you look carefully at sport stadiums for example, in the backdrops of the space, there are constant interactions going on within confined spaces. Cut to commercials, you have the same thing, as well as company doing themselves good with partners in a big interconnected web.

Now, lets look at the other side of the picture. If you go to a starved country, with kids hungry, well this presents a perfect mix of balance for those who are not interested in what the media is presenting. Does this mean we are going to see commercials about the war, or military arms? Not necessarily, though in some parts of the USA, you can find posters are weapons for sale right up on the walls. This is another topic though, but the same overall image. It all goes back to the basics in the end...

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#12 Posted by glimpus (2306 posts) -

Sony's been bleeding cash for a long time.

Nintendo has 8 billion in the bank. Microsoft is also loaded.

Nothing to see here, cows. ;)

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#13 Posted by ConanTheStoner (13324 posts) -

Pretty interesting that each of the big three are always doomed, yet somehow they keep on going.

Maybe SW isn't the bastion of truth I thought it was.

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#14 Edited by glimpus (2306 posts) -

@ConanTheStoner said:

Pretty interesting that each of the big three are always doomed, yet somehow they keep on going.

Maybe SW isn't the bastion of truth I thought it was.

It's almost like it's full of trolls, or something.

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#15 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

Such a sensationalist headline.

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#16 Posted by ConanTheStoner (13324 posts) -

@glimpus said:

@ConanTheStoner said:

Pretty interesting that each of the big three are always doomed, yet somehow they keep on going.

Maybe SW isn't the bastion of truth I thought it was.

It's almost like it's full of trolls, or something.

Nah man, you've gone too far with that one. Might as well strap on the tinfoil hat bub.

Only the most upstanding members of society choose SW as their stomping grounds.

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#17 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

And the greatest exclusives, and game of the generation titles, continue to roll out. Thank you Sony... and Lord Kaz.

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#18 Posted by glimpus (2306 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

And the greatest exclusives, and game of the generation titles, continue to roll out. Thank you Sony... and Lord Kaz.

lol.. loser

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#19 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@glimpus: jelly confirmed. B-)

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#21 Posted by mariokart64fan (20159 posts) -

id praise the lord sony went out because their doing nothing but delaying every single game that was gonna be good for ps4 lol

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#22 Edited by lamprey263 (33079 posts) -

we really don't know if those people who left even matter yet, not like they're losing a David Jaffe (as far as I can tell), though if anyone worries me the most it's the Evolution leader leaving, I want them to hurry up and release Drive Club already so they can see about making another Motorstorm game

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#23 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

It'll be a great day when MS shuts down Xbox and throws its moronic fanbase into the landfill.

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#24 Posted by killatwill15 (855 posts) -

@mariokart64fan said:

id praise the lord sony went out because their doing nothing but delaying every single game that was gonna be good for ps4 lol

only drive club got delayed,

and hopefully cancelled.

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#25 Edited by RossRichard (3495 posts) -

News flash TC: MS has lost quite a few high-end execs recently too.

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#26 Posted by scatteh316 (5715 posts) -

Sony have a drive this generation that they lacked with PS3 and when you want to move forward as a company and push forward you always have to get rid of the things/people that are going to hold you back and cause problems.

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#27 Edited by DefconRave (806 posts) -

The only KEY person in your list is Jack Tretton and he wasn't even fired :S

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#28 Edited by misterpmedia (6130 posts) -

Old news, he's been gone for a long time apparently. lol @ overreaching thread title. Even worse of a thread by stitching it with other old news like them closing their PC business.

Freedomfreelife thread? Freedomfreelife thread.

INB4: Lock.

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#30 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

i wonder why mods let threads that are nothing but bs and misinformation open.

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#31 Edited by Solid_Max13 (3588 posts) -

Topic is misleading and TC is an idiot

Some of these people left and weren't fired TC why post shit like that.

FreedomFreeLife= me3x12's cousin

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#32 Edited by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@walloftruth: jelly confirmed. B-)

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#33 Posted by foxhound_fox (95445 posts) -

@GiantAssPanda said:

Sony had PC business?

Uh... DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 and Everquest Next (among many other games)?

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#34 Posted by MBirdy88 (11276 posts) -

most of those are from the less successful franchises... people leave... so what?

Lemmings... what is your point? you lost cliffy b and gears is now a b grade franchise at best.

The latest Forza was not as good as its predocessor and monetized.

Halo is no longer bungie .... and has been codified.

so what is there exactly?

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#35 Posted by MonsieurX (35430 posts) -

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#36 Edited by GiantAssPanda (1868 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

@GiantAssPanda said:

Sony had PC business?

Uh... DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 and Everquest Next (among many other games)?

Well I'll be.. Didn't know that.

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#37 Edited by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -
@MBirdy88 said:

most of those are from the less successful franchises... people leave... so what?

Lemmings... what is your point? you lost cliffy b and gears is now a b grade franchise at best.

The latest Forza was not as good as its predocessor and monetized.

Halo is no longer bungie .... and has been codified.

so what is there exactly?

Tell you what:

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#38 Posted by sts106mat (23286 posts) -

And yet another one jumps ship....

Seth Killian quits God of War developer Sony Santa Monica to do his own thing

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/yet-another-playstation-designer-leaves-sony/1100-6418554/

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#39 Posted by Solid_Max13 (3588 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife: the money earned from MS was in large part from enterprise, software such as office and 365 and server and OS licenses you act is if all that money they make goes to Xbox or is used for it, if they have all that much money genius why haven't they acquired more first party devs, why isn't TitanFall 2 going to be exclusive, why haven't they made more studios? MS is sooooo rich yet you see shit happening except for the timed exclusive and exclusive DLC and more paywalls. That 3000$ You wanted to spend on that graphics card would be better used for education which you clearly lack

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#40 Posted by MBirdy88 (11276 posts) -

@sts106mat said:

And yet another one jumps ship....

Seth Killian quits God of War developer Sony Santa Monica to do his own thing

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/yet-another-playstation-designer-leaves-sony/1100-6418554/

Yet another franchise that lost its direction years ago... hardly a massive loss.

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#41 Posted by GamingGod999 (3135 posts) -

Misleading title much?

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#42 Edited by casharmy (9388 posts) -

They lost ALL key people yet still produce an exclusive open world game like Infamous Second Son in 4 months while the next biggest exclusive for xbox one is Kinect sports rivals lol.

Xbox fanboys have won a great victory today. It seems Sony's loss is a gain for xbox one

NOT.

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#43 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher said:

FreedomFromFacts thread. Mods please lock thread and ban OP.

Honestly, they should do the same to you and all your threads, lol

But seriously, if Sony as a company don't turn things around this year they will need the Japanese government to step in with a bailout as the company is in deep financial trouble. From Jack on down to all the people in the OP's list, for those many to jump ship all within a 5 week period, you almost wonder if there's something going on behind the scenes the public isn't aware of yet. That 1.1 billion dollar loss, if true and we'll know in a few weeks, is likely the cause of all the upheaval, but kudos to Sony for fighting back hard as a company. Its a uphill battle for sure and the PS4 alone isn't nearly strong enough to save an entire company.

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#44 Posted by Heil68 (56628 posts) -

In other words SONY is taking care of business. Being driven by the by gamers FOR gamers mantra, and coupling that with Live, LEarn and Love. Quite spectacular really. We are ALL humbled SONY.

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#45 Posted by shawn30 (4367 posts) -
@MBirdy88 said:

@sts106mat said:

And yet another one jumps ship....

Seth Killian quits God of War developer Sony Santa Monica to do his own thing

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/yet-another-playstation-designer-leaves-sony/1100-6418554/

Yet another franchise that lost its direction years ago... hardly a massive loss.

Still, how many of these people from well known and established devs are gonna leave as the PS4 is selling like hotcakes everywhere. They may see something coming we don't. People jump ship as thats life for any company, but when so many jump ship in a short period of time as their lead platform is doing well... when there's smoke, there's fire.

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#46 Edited by casharmy (9388 posts) -

@shawn30 said:

@GrenadeLauncher said:

FreedomFromFacts thread. Mods please lock thread and ban OP.

Honestly, they should do the same to you and all your threads, lol

But seriously, if Sony as a company don't turn things around this year they will need the Japanese government to step in with a bailout as the company is in deep financial trouble. From Jack on down to all the people in the OP's list, for those many to jump ship all within a 5 week period, you almost wonder if there's something going on behind the scenes the public isn't aware of yet. That 1.1 billion dollar loss, if true and we'll know in a few weeks, is likely the cause of all the upheaval, but kudos to Sony for fighting back hard as a company. Its a uphill battle for sure and the PS4 alone isn't nearly strong enough to save an entire company.

DOOM AND GLOOM

I remember when lemmings said there would be no PS4. Never have I seen a group of people argue something so furiously fail so hard on such a heavily disputed topic lol.

It's funny to see lemming talk about the under-powered, vaporware console that was never supposed to be after being owned by the reality that is the PS4. Good times.

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#47 Posted by MBirdy88 (11276 posts) -

@shawn30 said:
@MBirdy88 said:

@sts106mat said:

And yet another one jumps ship....

Seth Killian quits God of War developer Sony Santa Monica to do his own thing

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/yet-another-playstation-designer-leaves-sony/1100-6418554/

Yet another franchise that lost its direction years ago... hardly a massive loss.

Still, how many of these people from well known and established devs are gonna leave as the PS4 is selling like hotcakes everywhere. They may see something coming we don't. People jump ship as thats life for any company, but when so many jump ship in a short period of time as their lead platform is doing well... when there's smoke, there's fire.

Possibly. I personally don't want most of the big franchises of last gen being important this gen, talk about boring. hence why I couldnt give a damn if a new Halo comes when Destiny is coming, or gears of bore... or uncharted 4 (will likely play it though).

What suprises me the most about Sony is, why no mention of another Little Big Planet? better cpu, better gpu and 8 GB RAM to play with on a creative platformer such as that...... DAT POTENTIAL.

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#48 Posted by trasherhead (3058 posts) -

@FreedomFreeLife said:

@alcapello said:

Moneys in ad these days, microsoft is making it, while sony is paying it. Nothing new.

Best bet for sony would be to migrate all businesses to india.

Well how long Sony can hold this? Sony has debt, Sony runs out of money. If they cant earn profit soon then Good bye Sony.

Microsoft earned last year same much money than Sony has total money left.

So does the USA, but for some reason it keeps on ticking. Why? Because other people lend it money.

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#49 Posted by PinkieWinkie (1454 posts) -

@shawn30: That's just your inner fanboy wanting the PS4 to fail. Its the start of a new gen, people are going to move around. Everything will settle down here soon.

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#50 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

@GrenadeLauncher said:

It'll be a great day when MS shuts down Xbox and throws its moronic fanbase into the landfill.