Discussing Drew Murray’s farewell from Perfect Dark on social media, Sony Santa Monica writer and screenwriter Alanah Pearce shares some interesting reflections on the comings and goings of developers between the PlayStation Studios subsidiary and The Initiative, the new internal reality of Xbox Game Studios.
In an exchange on Twitter with her followers, the journalist, youtuber and current author of the team that is working on God of War Ragnarok explains that “I’m actually working with some people who were part of SMS (Santa Monica Studios, ndr) and who, after switching to The Initiative, have returned to SMS “.
While underlining the speed with which some members of SIE Santa Monica have decided to return to the subsidiary of PlayStation Studios after a brief professional interlude spent in the ranks of The Initiative to develop Perfect Dark, Pearce believes that all of this is natural and fits into the dynamics of a newly born development house: “I don’t think it is an indication of a ‘lack of trust’ in the project or of ‘infernal conditions of development’, but it is just a reflection of the typical activities carried out by a young software house looking for its own path”.
Alanah Pearce’s speech comes as a quick return from the news of the collaboration between The Initiative and Crystal Dynamics to develop Perfect Dark, a synergy that was seen by a slice of the community as a “sign of weakness” by the new subsidiary. from Xbox Game Studios.