Sony San Diego Working on Free-To-Play Games


The free-to-play game market is one of the fastest growing areas in gaming. From games like League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Planetside 2, the quality of these FTP titles just continues to improve. The engagement of gamers in these titles has even caught the attention of Sony to the point that company has dedicated part of one of its first-party studios towards making FTP games.

Sony San Diego recently posted a job posting looking for a Design Manager to help lead the FTP program at the studio. You can see the description for the posting below:

"Sony San Diego has an exciting opportunity for a Design Manager! The ideal candidate will be proficient in all aspects of Game Design and have extensive experience with Free to Play and Live Game design support. Experience with leading and mentoring other designers is a must. The candidate will have three successfully shipped games and at least one commercially successful title in the Free to Play market. They will also be able to demonstrate their contribution to design and implantation in the titles they have shipped.Own, drive, and communicate the vision for major design initiatives of one or more games and relaying that vision to the internal and external members of the development team.* Maintaining the game design vision during all phases of the product development cycle from concept through implementation.* Producing game play content in the game production phase of one or more products.* Designing any element of one or more assigned games.* Reviewing and evaluating product concepts and designs for acquisition.* Reviewing and evaluating competitive products.* Creating and presenting new game concepts for development as needed.* Assisting the development team in identifying and creating techniques, structures and tools used to guide and encourage the evolution of game design within the studio.* Maintaining and enhancing creative relationships with inside and outside developers.* Skill improvement and training of direct reports.* Providing guidance and information to assist in the resolution of complex problems."