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Last Guardian boss to Japanese studios – Go west or go bust

Yasuhide Kobayashi, VP of Sony’s Japan Studio and head of Last Guardian’s development, told DICE Summit Asia today that Japanese games-makers must now appeal to western tastes or die. “There are so many issues we have to solve, and the biggest challenge is that the market in Japan is shrinking – they key is gaining […]

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  • Actual fact: Eight Days and Getaway cancellation was a "global decision"

    Nice to have some solidity among the scuttlebutt. Following confirmation this morning that Michael Denny has been promoted to SVP, Worldwide Studios Europe, SCEE has confirmed that the decision to can London Studios games Eight Days and The Getaway came from the higher-ups. “It was a global decision,” said a rep when asked if Denny […]

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  • Sony: Michael Denny and Scott Rohde appointed as WWS region heads for Europe and America

    Following rumour that European Sony studios boss Michael Denny was to be promoted into a more senior development management role at SCEE earlier this month, the firm confirmed this morning that the exec is to be promoted to SVP, Worldwide Studios Europe. “I’m looking forward to this new challenge, and in particular, the opportunity to […]

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