Microsoft’s loss, Sony’s gain.
Microsoft may not have found them useful enough to keep them around, but Sony clearly thinks that there is enough talent to be found at Lionhead that could be useful in future game development- Sony Europe will be holding a recruitment event at Guildford this Monday specifically to try and get ex-Lionhead developers and employees on board.
“We’re having a Recruitment Event in Guildford for everyone at Lionhead Studios on Monday, please come along for a drink and a chat. There’ll be people there from all our SCEE studios and if you’d like to a book a time for a chat on the day, please DM for details,” Sony’s PlayStation Jobs Twitter account tweeted.
I have to say, this is pretty great of Sony- they are trying to get people back on their feet as soon as possible, and they are doing a great job at keeping the local games industry thriving. Many would try to look at this move cynically, but in the end, it is hard to deny that judging by the present moment, Sony seems to care about these developers more than Microsoft does.