A former Sony Santa Monica intern said their work on God of War Ragnarök was uncredited.
Sharing her story on Twitter, composer Jessica Mao said she “worked on editing/arranging/implementing Freya’s chase scene” as well as “Thor’s boss fight music “.
However, despite his contribution, Mao said that his name was not included in the end credits of the game because his contribution to Ragnarök did not meet the “minimum criteria” required (although Mao is unsure of this). that “this criterion could be”).
“Unfortunately my name is not in the credits, and apparently it cannot be added in a patch update,” Mao wrote (thanks, PushSqure). “I was told that in order to be credited, my contribution to the game had to meet certain ‘minimum criteria’…it was incredibly disappointing and disheartening for me to learn, and I would hate for anyone else to go through the.”
She continued, “Game developers, please give credit to EVERYONE involved in the development of a game. It only makes sense.”
better do it before Twitter dies.
I’m so happy to see so many people enjoying God of War Ragnarök! I worked on editing/arranging/implementing Freya’s chase scene and Thor’s boss fight music. you can hear some of the music from each scene in this video!
(short 🧵) pic.twitter.com/I2wCbX3UYx
— jessica mao 🍂✨ (@jmaomusic) November 18, 2022
In response to Mao’s message, Sony Santa Monica senior audio technical designer Sean LaValle said he was “sorry to hear that”, agreeing that “everyone who has contributed to a project should be given credit”.
While LaValle said “it may indeed be too late” to rectify the situation, he assured Mao that he would “certainly ask about it”.
I’m so sorry to hear about this Jessica! I completely agree that everyone who has contributed to a project should be given credit.
It may be too late, but I will definitely ask about it.
— Sean LaValle (@SeanLaValle) November 18, 2022
Yesterday, Mao had heard no more from Sony Santa Monica.
Thank you for your support! no news yet, unfortunately. 😔
— jessica mao 🍂✨ (@jmaomusic) November 20, 2022