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Seth Killian leaves Sony Santa Monica to "do my own thing"

"SMS has a STELLAR lineup coming."

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".

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.

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.