The Initiative (Microsoft) hires a new employee at Sony Santa Monica – News

Announced in 2018, The Initiative is the studio of Microsoft aimed at recruiting names in the video game industry. To do this, he was placed in Santa Monica, not far from Sony (God of War), Naughty Dog (Uncharted), or Riot, EA and Insomniac.

After having recruited Brian Westergaard (SIE), among others, Daniel Neuburger (Crystal dynamics), Robert Ryan (Naughty dog) or Chris O’Neill (Sony Santa Monica), the studio thought to produce triple A receives reinforcement from Erik Jakobsen, coming from the entity giving birth to the adventures of Kratos and, from now on, of Atreus.

The latter, as indicated by his LinkedIn page, now officiates as Principal Environment Artist, after having worked nine years for Sony, in various positions also related to environments. There is finds some of his former colleagues, passed on the side of Microsoft for the years to come.

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