Weeks after departing Sony Santa Monica, Raf Grassetti revealed he is arrange store at Netflix Video games.
The artwork director on the current God of Battle video games broke the information on Twitter, saying he is becoming a member of the streamer’s subsidiary studio headed up by Joe Staten and Chacko Sonny. That mission, as Staten stated when he first joined Netflix Video games as its artistic director, shall be a “new authentic IP triple-A recreation.”
Grassetti labored at Sony Santa Monica for over a decade, and was a personality artist on titles equivalent to The Order: 1886. He constructed a reputation for himself based mostly on his character artwork for the aforementioned God of Battle titles, together with takes on DC and Marvel Comics characters.
Jerry Edsall is a brand new identify introduced up in relation to Netflix Video games, and in line with his LinkedIn, he’ll be the studio’s QA director. His earlier work consists of serving as lead programmer and lead marketing campaign engineer on The Coalition’s Gears of Battle 4 and Gears 5.
The California studio shall be Netflix’s first go at making video games past cellular titles that may be performed on its native app. That is additionally the primary official affirmation that Staten and Sonny, a producer on Blizzard Leisure’s Overwatch franchise, are working in the identical studio.
With how a lot clout Grassetti and Staten have individually, Netflix having each males available will carry consideration—and doubtlessly new workers—to the unannounced mission.
I’m comfortable to announce that I’ve joined Netflix to develop a brand new authentic IP AAA recreation. I’m actually excited to construct a group and to work with the wonderful Joseph Staten, Jerry Edsall and Chacko Sonny to carry a brand new world to life ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RQVDr0b1zs
— Raf Grassetti (@rafagrassetti) May 31, 2023