PlayStation's Talent Acquisition Lead Fiona Cherbak joins Xbox Game Studios
July 1, 2019
What you need to know
Over the past few years, Microsoft has doubled its first-party studios by acquiring renowned developers like Double Fine Productions, inXile Entertainment, and Obsidian Entertainment. However, the company hasn't stopped there. In order to staff these teams with the best programmers out there, Microsoft has hired Sony Interactive Entertainment's Talent Acquisition Lead. The news was first spotted by Jack of All Controllers.
- Microsoft has recently dramatically increased its first-party studios.
- The company just hired Sony's Fiona Cherbak as Talent Acquisition Lead.
- She previously worked on staffing games like God of War.
- Currently, she's working on staffing The Initiative for its next project.
According to LinkedIn, Fiona Cherbak worked for Sony from 2015 to 2019, and just started her new role as Talent Acquisition Lead at Xbox Game Studios today. Talent acquisition is an important area in the gaming industry because by assembling the right team, you can create magical experiences. For example, Cherbak was responsible for staffing Sony Santa Monica which made God of War. We all know how that turned out.
At Xbox Game Studios, she's currently working on staffing The Initiative. The Initiative is another studio that's been tasked with creating God of War-like experiences. Hopefully, getting the right team together will result in Xbox One, "Project Scarlett," and Windows 10 games of the highest quality. However, only time will tell. It's definitely exciting to see Cherbak bring her expertise to Microsoft.
Microsoft is for real about next gen! Exciting times. Can't wait to see what Xbox looks like when all the studios are pumping out games regularly.They just seem to keep snagging people from SSM huh?
What happened to SSD (Sony San Diego)? They seem to have just fallen off the face of the this dimension...
Small studio headed by Swery. Talented well known Japanese developer who’s developed games that would be considered niche in the States. White Owl makes sense honestly. At best they’re currently a AA studio but Swery is creative and crazy enough that if Microsoft were to help him build up a staff around him, he could do something big.Who is White Owl?
Who's Psycobaker? Never heard that name before.Small studio headed by Swery. Talented well known Japanese developer who’s developed games that would be considered niche in the States. White Owl makes sense honestly. At best they’re currently a AA studio but Swery is creative and crazy enough that if Microsoft were to help him build up a staff around him, he could do something big.