Kameo: Elements of Power directo and key Kinect developer George Andreas has left Microsoft and Rare after sixteen years with the studio. Who lured him away? None other than Sony’s motion controller studio, Sony London.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s London office has been in a bitter battle with Microsoft over the past few years. At the heart of it is the Kinect. Microsoft’s hands-free motion control device is a massive evolution over Sony London’s EyeToy technology. EyeToy may have come first, and the EyeToy-based PlayStation Move controller may be more precise, but Kinect has maintained a steady lead in global sales. Hiring George Andreas is a coup for Sony, then. The former Rare creative director was one of the minds behind Kinect itself, as well as Kinect Sports.