Seth Killian has left Sony Computer Entertainment, a source at Sony’s Santa Monica studio has shared with Siliconera.
Killian, as you may recall, was once an employee at Capcom, where he served as Strategic Marketing Director of Online & Community. In this role, Killian served as Capcom’s connection with its fans, often providing insight into the company’s decisions.
Killian was/is also a major part of the fighting games community. He co-founded the EVO championships and was also an influential part of Capcom’s fighting game revival, back when the publisher revived the Street Fighter franchise with Street Fighter IV.
In 2012, Killian left Capcom to join Sony Computer Entertainment as lead game designer for the external group at the Santa Monica studio. The external group at the studio works with external developers and was involved with the creation of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which is a game Killian was involved with.
Killian’s LinkedIn profile has not yet been updated to reflect the change. We weren’t able to ascertain just when he left the company. We’ve gotten in touch with Killian for comment.
Update: Killian made the following statement over Twitter: “Hi guys, I chose to leave my Sony family back in Dec + on great terms. I was inspired by their amazing indies to do my own thing.”
He added in a follow-up tweet: “You’ll see the games I had the privilege to work on at Sony soon–SMS has a STELLAR lineup coming. As for what I’m up to, stay tuned…”