Lewis “Kelly” Flock , former president of Sony Online Entertainment , passed away in the first days of January this year. year. He had been sick for some time.
Flock was very important in bringing the Sony Santa Monica studio, creators of games such as God of War and Twisted Metal to life. In addition to serving as president of Sony Online from 2000 to 2002, Kelly was also vice president of THQ and boss of 989 Studios, as well as serving with Electronic Arts, LucasArts and TriMark Interactive.
He was sarcastic, funny as fuck, brilliant about the biz, and a great leader. He started in the warehouse at EA, went to Lucasarts, Sony, Sony Online + more.
And he gave me chances after I failed.There’s no TM: BLACK or GOD OF WAR w / out Kelly Flock.
RIP ya glorious smart-ass! ❤️
– David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) January 5, 2021
David Jaffe, father of the God of War saga, recalled him with a particularly heartfelt social post: «A few words about Flock’s disappearance, a PlayStation legend. I remember him as the executive who helped found Sony Santa Monica. He was the man who allowed the creation of Twisted Metal 2 and Twisted Metal: Black (along with Jet Moto). “
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Jaffe then continued, adding: “For many of us who worked for PlayStation, he gave so many opportunities to grow and learn. He was a sarcastic person, damn funny, a brilliant businessman and a great leader. He started in the EA warehouses, continuing with LucasArts, Sony, Sony Online and many others. Twisted Metal: Black and God of War would never have been born without Kelly Flock. Rest in peace glorious genius. »
Gameshift editors offer condolences to Flock’s friends and family.
God of War is available exclusively on PS4 consoles (and is playable in backward compatibility on PS5). The sequel – generically called God of War: Ragnarok – is expected in the course of 2021 (most likely to be released on both PS4 and PS5).
If you want to buy the first chapter of the Sony Santa Monica saga, perhaps just to continue playing it on PlayStation 5, you can find it on Amazon at a very low price.