Game designer Seth Killian has announced his departure from God of War developer Sony Santa Monica.
The former Capcom fighting game expert announced he left Sony in December 2013 "on great terms" after he was inspired by indies to "do my own thing".
Hi guys, I chose to leave my Sony family back in Dec + on great terms. I was inspired by their amazing indies to do my own thing :)— Seth Killian (@sethkillian) March 25, 2014
Killian's first project with Sony Santa Monica was to work with SuperBot Entertainment on brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. While SSM develops its own games, including the God of War series, it also produces other titles, such as Ready At Dawn's upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order, and incubates smaller games, including thatgamecompany's Journey and Giant Sparrow's The Unfinished Swan.
What Killian does next remains unannounced for now, but he did say we'll see more of what Sony Santa Monica has up its sleeve soon.
You'll see the games I had the privilege to work on at Sony soon--SMS has a STELLAR lineup coming. As for what I'm up to, stay tuned...— Seth Killian (@sethkillian) March 25, 2014
It's been a turbulent couple of months for SSM. In February it suffered a number of layoffs after the cancellation of a new intellectual property. God of War 3 game director Stig Asmussen, who was leading the unannounced project, was among those let go.
So, what now for Sony Santa Monica? It looks likely that it is making a new God of War game, and God of War co-creator Cory Barlog's mystery project appears unaffected.