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Drew Murray left Xbox to rejoin PlayStation

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8BiTw0LF

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The Initiative’s Drew Murray Leaves Xbox First Party Studio To Rejoin Insomniac Games - Article from PSU



Drew Murray, longtime Insomniac Games developer recently left his new home of Xbox first-party studio The Initiative. But now, we have learned that he has returned to the PlayStation Studios family, rejoining Insomniac Games as a Principal Designer.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Murray returns to the PlayStation Studios developer where he stated that he is “excited to be rejoining many friends and former colleagues.” Drew was with the studio from 2005 to 2015 and helped ship both Resistance 2 and 3, Xbox’s Sunset Overdrive, and Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

With Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales now out and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart about to release, we can make the assumption that Drew is working on the next big Insomniac game, whether it is Spider-Man 2 or something else.

Drew Murray spent just over two years helping craft The Initiative’s reboot of Perfect Dark and even appeared in the announcement trailer at The Game Awards, before announcing his departure earlier this year. His departure appears to be due to the loss of a family member and wanting a job that has a better work/life balance compared to his leading role at The Iniatiative.


^the amount of salty tears in this tweets comments are priceless.
 

cireza

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Guy probably moved to Xbox only to pretend to a pay raise.

Guy can now reveal all the plans Xbox have concerning their future games.
 
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pasterpl

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Isn’t this same thread as this one that was recently closed?

 

sublimit

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Preposterous.I thought only Playstation developers were leaving Sony to join MS studios. :messenger_open_mouth: Who would have thought that it goes both ways!
 

8BiTw0LF

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Isn’t this same thread as this one that was recently closed?

That post is about Drew Murray leaving Xbox - cause "family reasons". This post is about Drew Murray leaving Xbox - cause PlayStation.
 

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Guy's contracts always include an NDA regarding any employer's IPs.

Good job nobody breaks NDAs behind closed doors.

It's also as simple as saying "it would be cool if we started developing X" where X is essentially a competitor to Y.
 
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JohnnyFootball

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He infiltrated Microsoft... now he's returning home. Don't you see spy movies?
I mean if we're keeping score MS does look worse if he leaves a good studio to go to another only to return home.
If we are keeping score.
 

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Good job nobody breaks NDAs behind closed doors.

It's also as simple as saying "it would be cool if we started developing X" where X is essentially a competitor to Y.
Console wars only exist on internet forums, there will be a web of different friendship groups spanning every big developer as people move around. I think it's safe to say that they all know what each other is upto via the developer grapevine.
 

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Console wars only exist on internet forums, there will be a web of different friendship groups spanning every big developer as people move around. I think it's safe to say that they all know what each other is upto via the developer grapevine.

Well sure, but you're saying the same thing I am, that NDAs don't matter. They're useful for ensuring people can't blatantly publicly post information and that's about it, watercooler talk is unmonitorable unless someone snitches.
 
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