Following The End Of Hero's Song Development, John Smedley Joined Amazon Game Studios

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You guys remember John Smedley, right? President of Sony Online Entertainment, which later became Daybreak Game Company? Most recently worked on Hero's Song, which his company Pixelmage Games raised over $2.8 million to develop before canceling the game a month into Early Access? Yeah, that guy.

He just got hired by Amazon Game Studios. But wait, that's not all. He opened a new Amazon Game Studios studio in San Diego that he is leading.

The press release states the following about the team in San Diego.

His team is already hard at work on an ambitious new project that taps into the power of the AWS Cloud and Twitch to connect players around the globe in a thrilling new game world.

No details about the "ambitious new project" have been announced as of yet, but if you think you're qualified and want to work for Smedley himself—or one of several other team leaders in other Amazon Game Studios studios—you can apply for a job here.

Hero's Song Gameplay Trailer:

  • Wow. Smedleys back.

  • I'm a sucker for Amazon atm, and I'm kinda curious as to what J.S is gonna bring to the gaming scene thru Amazon Studios in the future.

  • MrGutts

    Next up Amazon buys EQ ip rights.