God of War III creative director Stig Asmussen has resigned from Sony Santa Monica, following recent layoffs at the studio. While Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed with IGN that the sudden departure was real, the company did not give a specific reason for Asmussen's resignation. Asmussen was supposedly working on a new project unrelated to the God of War series for which Sony's Santa Monica studio was responsible for over the years.
It is unknown if the resignation occurred before, after or during the recent layoffs at the studio.
Asmussen started working in the video games industry as a lead environment artist at Midway Games in 1999. He joined Sony Santa Monica in 2003 to work on the first God of War game as a lead environment artist. He was promoted to art director for God of War 2, and then as the creative director for God of War 3.
Asmussen's destination is unknown as of this writing...