Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sreegs Heading to Sony?
CCP Sreegs is leaving CCP to head to Sony. Maybe to head up security for Planetside 2. Where he'll get the pleasure of tweeting:
We've banned 8,401 people since launch. That's banned, not suspended.
HVACRepairman let loose the news in another one of those EULA-related threads over at TMDC. Could be a troll. Might not be. HVAC is a Goon with contacts.
So, if true . . .
I wonder when Sreegs accepted the job offer. Before or after the Kelduum incident. It doesn't matter either way, but it would be more interesting if he accepted afterwards, especially after the EVE-O forum thread where he made a few controversial statements, statements that CCP might not have been willing to support, which might have then annoyed him.
(Which adds another interesting element to the story. Kelduum works for Sony now too. On Planetside 2. It could be a reunion, of sorts.)
Word is that Sony offered him quite a substantial pay raise. Considering CCP is well-known for paying under the industry average, nearly any offer was going to be better. On the other hand, Sony would likely pay very well for someone with a good deal of experience in a particular field, and Sreegs has a good deal of experience (not to mention success) in MMO security.
There's mention of his remaining with CCP for two months. Probably to train some capable replacements. So, Fanfest might be his last appearance as CCP Sreegs.
Best of luck to him, though. I'm sure San Diego will be a pleasant change of pace over Iceland.