Seth Killian, the special combat advisor of Capcom who worked on the Street Fighter series, has now moved to Sony Santa Monica as the lead game designer for PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale.
Seth has previously help rejuvenate Street Fighter when the series returned with its fourth incarnation and was a popular symbol for the fighting game community. Despite the success the franchise has received, he decided to leave Capcom last month. Fans of the series wondered what he was doing next but now we know; he is working on PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale as the game’s lead designer. Many people within the industry have labeled “PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale” as a “Smash Bros” clone but maybe Seth is the person who can communicate that this game is completely different in terms of its major mechanics such as its knock out system which entails the character having to use a power meter instead of hitting your enemy out of the arena. Perhaps with Seth’s involvement, we will see PlayStation All Stars make an appearance at next year’s EVO gaming tournament. He definitely thinks the project is worthy for the event as he told Game Informer that “there’s an incredibly clever combat engine under the hood that makes a whole world of strategy possible.” Later this month, we will have an interview with the game’s director, Omar Kendall, and ask how Killian’s involvement has affected the game’s development. What do you all think about Seth Killian moving over to Sony? Sound off below.
Source: Game Informer