Seth Killian joins Sony Santa Monica as lead game designer

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Former Capcom strategic marketing director of online and community Seth Killian has been hired on as Sony Santa Monica's lead game designer.

His duties will include working on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, along with working with outside studios on other various projects.

"Fighting games are very close to my heart, and as someone that's spent much of my life with traditional fighters, All-Stars has been a great opportunity to take a step back and rethink fighting fundamentals from the ground up," Killian states on the PlayStation Blog. "All-Stars is also a total love-letter to Sony fans. From the characters, to their special moves, to the incredible level 3 supers, and the stages themselves, I'm not sure there's ever been such a giant dose of fan-service in Sony history."

Killian has gained notoriety for his efforts in the fighting game community, working on Capcom's fighting-focused titles since 2006 as well as co-founding the EVO championships.