The Initiative Hires Former Kojima/Sony Santa Monica God Of War Level Designer And More

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https://www.windowscentral.com/god-...itiative-studio?amp&__twitter_impression=true


However, it seems like the hiring spree isn't over yet. Today, many gamers noticed that God of War's Chris O'Neill LinkedIn page was updated to reflect that he was now working with The Initiative. O'Neill has previously worked at Sony Santa Monica and Kojima Productions. He was the Senior Staff Level Designer on 2018's God of War, a position he retained for four years.
 

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Read this. The Initiative is going to be a Microsoft owned Universal Marvel. ;)
 

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Man, are they working on something new or brining something back?
 

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I'm betting new. Something that gives a great introduction and sets the tone for a new studio jam-packed with exceptional talent. I dont think there's another development studio with as many star devs under one roof, is there?
 

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Ben Diamand Resume:

My job is writing software that flies rockets! Some of it is more mission critical - parts of systems which keep the rocket in the air. Some of it is more business critical - parts of systems which feed the company's bottom line in ways less directly tied to command / control. All of it is heavily focused, with a ton of attention to detail, and involves a huge amount of design, testing, communication, teamwork, and dedication.

Experience:
- Cross team collaboration
- Real-time
- Embedded
- Hardware bringup
- Prototyping
- System design
- Testing
- Deployment
- Fault tolerance
- Optimization
- Drivers
 

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F’n All Star Dream Team. Initiative reminds me of the first year the U.S. sent NBA players to the Olympics.
 

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What has me most excited is that many of these staff members worked on 3rd person action games. I am very hopeful that they create something in that vein with a focus on melee combat, a genre I think Xbox is severely lacking in...
 

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https://www.windowscentral.com/play...oins-initiative?amp&__twitter_impression=true


Today, many gamers noticed that PlayStation's Victoria Miller was now working for The Initiative. She's been with the studio since January 2019 according to her LinkedIn page. Miller helped ship acclaimed games like Detroit: Become Human, Hidden Agenda, The Inpatient, Until Dawn, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, No Man's Sky, Alienation, LittleBigPlanet 3, and Beyond Two Souls.
 

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https://www.windowscentral.com/play...oins-initiative?amp&__twitter_impression=true


Today, many gamers noticed that PlayStation's Victoria Miller was now working for The Initiative. She's been with the studio since January 2019 according to her LinkedIn page. Miller helped ship acclaimed games like Detroit: Become Human, Hidden Agenda, The Inpatient, Until Dawn, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, No Man's Sky, Alienation, LittleBigPlanet 3, and Beyond Two Souls.
This team is a ton of talent and a ton of labor dollars. Better be worth it.
 

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Ben Diamand Resume:

My job is writing software that flies rockets! Some of it is more mission critical - parts of systems which keep the rocket in the air. Some of it is more business critical - parts of systems which feed the company's bottom line in ways less directly tied to command / control. All of it is heavily focused, with a ton of attention to detail, and involves a huge amount of design, testing, communication, teamwork, and dedication.

Experience:
- Cross team collaboration
- Real-time
- Embedded
- Hardware bringup
- Prototyping
- System design
- Testing
- Deployment
- Fault tolerance
- Optimization
- Drivers

Reminds me of when 343 got Corrine Yu, she worked with NASA, her husband is at 343 or Turn10 (might be mixing her up with Kiki and her brother), anyways...think she’s with Amazon at the moment.
 

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If you want to see what kind of candidates are applying for the job of Art Director for The Initiative.. Here's an applicant who has worked with Xbox quite recently before:

http://www.justinwhitesel.com/
 

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Reminds me of when 343 got Corrine Yu, she worked with NASA, her husband is at 343 or Turn10 (might be mixing her up with Kiki and her brother), anyways...think she’s with Amazon at the moment.
I thought she went to work for Naughty Dog and did engine work for Uncharted 4.. kinda the same thing...
 

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I thought she went to work for Naughty Dog and did engine work for Uncharted 4.. kinda the same thing...
She left for amazon a year later, she seems to move around a lot as her wiki now says she's left Amazon for GM.