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Kotick May Leave as Activision Blizzard's CEO; Schreier on Employee Reactions

Agnes Adamus, 19 January 2022, 12:47

There have been reports that Bobby Kotick may leave his position as CEO of Activision Blizzard. This is expected to happen after the completion of the company's acquisition by Microsoft.

Activision Blizzard Laid Off Nearly 40 Employees in Wake of Scandals

Adrian Werner, 18 January 2022, 16:01

Activision Blizzard has laid off nearly 40 employees involved in mobbing and sexual harassment scandals, reports Wall Street Journal.

Gameplay Designer of The Witcher 2 Leaves CD Projekt RED

Przemyslaw Dygas, 11 January 2022, 13:01

Mateusz Kanik has left the ranks of CD Projekt RED. The designer worked on The Witcher 2 and Cyberpunk 2077.

Skull & Bones Loses Co-director

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 January 2022, 21:43

Skull & Bones loses another important developer, who parted ways with Ubisoft. This time without any controversies, but it's of little comfort.

The Co-founder of the Studio Responsible for Forza Horizon Resigns

Agnes Adamus, 05 January 2022, 19:45

The studio responsible for the Forza Horizon series loses its leader. Its boss and co-founder Gavin Raeburn left Playground Games.

Ubisoft Faces Staff Exodus; Game Development Slows Down

Przemyslaw Dygas, 21 December 2021, 13:38

Ubisoft is facing an exodus of developers. This applies to both high-profile names and lower-level employees.

Age of Empires 4 Director Leaves Relic Entertainment

Adrian Werner, 20 December 2021, 13:07

Relic Entertainment has lost Quinn Duffy, the director of Age of Empires 4.

Call of Duty: Warzone Devs Protest Against Sudden Layoffs

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 December 2021, 21:47

Activision Blizzard's decision to fire many Raven Software testers didn't sit well with other studio employees.

Layoffs at Call of Duty Devs; The Game Awards 2021 Without Activision Blizzard

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 December 2021, 18:35

Activision Blizzard is laying off numerous experienced testers from Raven Software testers. „Ingenious” way to give raises to the remaining employees did not win the company the approval of developers, and perhaps even Geoff Keighley.

Battlefield 2042 Loses Head of Design After the Launch

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 November 2021, 13:59

Lead designer for Battlefield 2042 will soon part ways with EA DICE. Allegedly, this is not related to the post-release problems of his latest title.

Dragon Age Just Lost an Experienced Creative Director

Miriam Moszczynska, 24 November 2021, 13:09

Senior creative director of the Dragon Age series has left BioWare. The board assures that the development of the next installment is not threatened. We don't know yet who will replace Matt Goldman.

Assassin's Creed Lead Writer Returns to Ubisoft

Hubert Sledziewski, 12 November 2021, 21:47

Seven and a half months - that's exactly how long Darby McDevitt's „divorce” with Ubisoft lasted. The narrative director of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and screenwriter of Black Flag and Revelations will return to work on the series and is „excited to continue the journey”.

Blizzard Exec Resigns After 3 Months

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 November 2021, 19:46

Blizzard has had a successful quarter, but news of good financial results gives way to news of the departure of Jen Oneal, who, along with Mike Ybarra, led the company for the last three months.

Blizzard Fires 20 Employees Involved in Sexual Violence and Mobbing

Michael Zegar, 20 October 2021, 16:30

The wake of Blizzard being sued, more than 20 people have been fired at this point. The company has sent a special letter to employees and has already announced the next steps.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2 - Sega Confirms Yakuza 8

Adrian Werner, 08 October 2021, 14:57

With the reorganization at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Sega has revealed that Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2 is in development.

Diablo 4 Got a New Director

Przemyslaw Dygas, 08 October 2021, 13:04

Diablo 4 has got a new director. This position has been taken by Joe Shely, who previously involved in works on World of Warcraft and Diablo 3.

Overwatch 2's Executive Producer Leaves Blizzard

Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 September 2021, 11:47

Blizzard Entertainment has lost another important employee. Chacko Sonny, the executive producer of Overwatch 2, is leaving the company.

Activision Blizzard Targeted by SEC; Kotick to Testify

Przemyslaw Dygas, 21 September 2021, 11:47

More and more problems for Activision Blizzard. The company is being examined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the company's chief legal officer has left the company.

Open World and Survival - PUBG Dev is Working on a Huge Game

Hubert Sledziewski, 06 September 2021, 17:03

A few days ago, PUBG creator and „father” of the battle royale genre Brendan „PlayerUnknown” Greene left Krafton and founded the independent studio PlayerUnknown Productions, which is to create the game Prologue, announced in 2019. The developer is aiming for survival mechanics and a giant open world.

Paradox Interactive CEO Replaced by Her Predecessor

Adrian Werner, 02 September 2021, 16:48

Ebba Ljungerud is no longer the CEO of Paradox Interactive. She has been replaced by Fredrik Wester, who has held this role in the past.

Cyberpunk 2077 With New Support; CD Projekt Hires Modders

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 August 2021, 21:34

CD Projekt RED will be enlisting the help of modders while working on Cyberpunk 2077. The studio has hired the company that created the WolvenKit tool to work on further mod support, but also various game systems.

Top Bethesda Producer Leaves After 16 Years; He Worked, i.a. on Skyrim and Fallout

Qskan, 27 August 2021, 13:41

Jeff Gardiner announced today that he is leaving Bethesda Game Studios. The developer worked for almost 16 years at the company, taking part in the development of such games as Fallout 76, Fallout 4 and TES: Skyrim.

Apex Legends' Lead Designer Laid Off for Blog Entries From 2007

Adrian Werner, 13 August 2021, 11:09

One of the main designers of Apex Legends has been fired. The reason is controversial posts he published fourteen years ago on a blog.

Diablo 4's Lead Level Designer Fired by Activision

Adrian Werner, 12 August 2021, 11:07

Activision has fired three experienced developers from Blizzard Entertainment, including the director of Diablo IV and the game's lead level designer. This is most likely related to the recent high-profile harassment and bullying scandal within the publisher's teams.

Blizzard CEO Steps Down; Successors Named

Michael Kulakowski, 03 August 2021, 19:16

J. Allen Brack, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, has stepped down from his position and further work at the studio. At the same time, his two successors have already been appointed. They will share responsibilities and lead a team that is struggling to deal with extremely serious and well-documented allegations of harassment, discrimination and mobbing among employees.

Assassin's Creed Loses Another Veteran; Series' Art Director Leaves Ubisoft

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 July 2021, 20:55

Ubisoft parted ways with another developer who for many years worked on the success of Assassin's Creed. This time Raphael Lacoste, who for 16 years helped in the creation of subsequent installments of the series, has left the company.

Codemasters Bosses Leave Just Months After EA Accquisition

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 July 2021, 21:47

A few months following the purchase of Codemasters by EA, the British developer will lose its CEO and CFO - Frank Sagnier and Rashi Varachia will leave the company.

Sony Cleans Up After Japan Studio; Team Removed From List of Company-owned Studios

Przemyslaw Dygas, 06 July 2021, 11:30

Sony has ended the life of Japan Studio, and is now removing remaining traces of it. The team has disappeared from the list of developers working for the Japanese giant.

Jeff Bezos Oficially Steps Down as Amazon CEO

Eklerek, 06 July 2021, 10:39

Jeff Bezos has stepped down as CEO of Amazon. His place is taken by trusted associate Andy Jassy. The American billionaire will now be able to devote more time to his other ventures, including a space flight.

Cyberpunk 2077 With New Director

Bart Swiatek, 28 May 2021, 10:35

Gabriel Amatangelo has replaced Adam Badowski as the director of Cyberpunk 2077 and will be responsible for the expansions of the said title. At the same time, Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, the game's quests director, has parted ways with CD Projekt RED.

Shadow of Mordor Creator to Lead EA's New Studio and Develop Open-world Games

Hubert Sledziewski, 20 May 2021, 10:50

Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War creator and former Monolith Productions vice president Kevin Stephens has been hired by Electronic Arts to lead a new studio that will develop open-world action games.

Stadia Loses Part of Key Staff to Jade Raymond's Team

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 May 2021, 18:31

Google has parted ways with more employees overseeing Google Stadia. John Justice, vice president and head of product, has left the company's ranks, and a number of others have joined Haven Studios, founded by Jade Raymond.

Director of The Witcher 3 Leaves CD Projekt

Hubert Sledziewski, 04 May 2021, 22:10

Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, the director of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, has left CD Projekt RED. The reason for his decision was supposed to be allegations of mobbing.

Another Key Dev Leaves Blizzard, Overwatch 2 Not in Danger

Hubert Sledziewski, 20 April 2021, 23:26

One of the veterans of Blizzard Entertainment, Jeff Kaplan, is leaving the company after 19 years. Overwatch's director did not explain his decision, but the game's sequel is said to be unaffect.

Sony Japan Studio is Officially History; Farewell to Devs of Bloodborne and The Last Guardian

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 April 2021, 12:55

Sony has officially ended the life of Japan Studio. Thus came to an end the history of the team which contributed to the creation of Bloodborne, The Last Guardian and many other memorable titles. Gavin Moore, director of the remake of Demon's Souls, has also left Sony.

One of the Essential Assassin's Creed Developers Leaves Ubisoft Montreal

Szarmancki, 26 March 2021, 20:18

After 10 years of work, the main scriptwriter of Assassin's Creed series - Darby McDevitt - leaves Ubisoft Montreal. He was responsible for the stories of Black Flag and Revelations and worked as a narrative director on the latest installment of the series - Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

Lead Designer of Cyberpunk 2077 Leaves CDPR

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 March 2021, 22:52

Andrzej Zawadzki, one of the main designers of Cyberpunk 2077, has left CD Projekt RED, departing after nearly eight years of work in the team.

More Layoffs at Activision Blizzard; This Time in Europe

Ness, 20 March 2021, 19:05

More layoffs at Activision Blizzard. This time the changes will affect offices located in Europe. Cost-cutting will include departments that deal with game publishing.

Bloodborne Co-creators Lose Another Producer

Bart Swiatek, 17 March 2021, 13:39

Masami Yamamoto - the producer who worked on Bloodborne and Soul Sacrifice, among other titles - has left Sony Japan Studio's development team. This is yet another experienced staff member who recently parted ways with the Japanese company.

Blizzard Lays Off More Employees Despite Record Revenues

Karol Laska , 16 March 2021, 22:09

Activison Blizzard has taken quite drastic actions in recent days, laying off at least a few dozen people. This has to do, among other things, with changing the formula for organizing events and e-sports tournaments.

Hogwarts Legacy Producer's Departure Unrelated to Controversy

Bart Swiatek, 16 March 2021, 10:21

Troy Leavitt - the producer of Hogwarts Legacy, who left Avalanche Studios at the beginning of March - explained his decision. The reason were serious family problems that would prevent him from devoting proper attention to the project.

Lead Dev of Hogwarts Legacy Quits Over Controversial YouTube Channel

Qskan, 05 March 2021, 13:01

Troy Leavitt, one of the developers working on Hogwarts Legacy, announced on Twitter his departure from Avalanche Software. This most likely has to do with the discovery of the developer's former YouTube channel, where he posted content attacking feminism and progressive approaches to gaming, among other things.

Layoffs at Former Devs of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

Michael Kulakowski, 02 March 2021, 19:00

American devteam Hardsuit Labs, which last week was removed from work on Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, began to lay off its employees. So far, only people working on the game's script have been affected.

Sony Japan Studio Disbanded. Bloodborne Co-creators Without Job

Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2021, 11:18

Sony Interactive Entertainment decided to close one of its Japanese development studios, Sony Japan Studio. Most of the employees were laid off.

Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon Changes CEO

Adamson, 03 February 2021, 16:22

Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world, is going to step down as CEO of Amazon. However, the changing does not mean that he will say goodbye to the company. We also know who will replace the company's founder.

Art Director of Dying Light 2 Leaves Techland

Karol Laska , 07 January 2021, 20:53

The art director and screenwriter of Dying Light 2, Pawel Selinger, left Techland and shared the news on social media.

Senior Producer Leaves The Sims 4 After 14 Years in Maxis

Szarmancki, 04 December 2020, 19:41

Sad news for The Sims community. After many successes and over 14 years of work, a senior producer of The Sims 4 has unexpectedly left Maxis, the studio responsible for the popular life simulator.

BioWare's CEO and Dragon Age 4 Producer Leave the Studio

Bart Swiatek, 04 December 2020, 10:28

Well-known developers from BioWare, responsible i.a. for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah, decided to leave the company.

WoW Creator Leaves Blizzard After 13 Years

Bart Swiatek, 19 November 2020, 20:16

Chris Kaleiki - one of the creators of World of Warcraft - left the studio after 13 years of work. The developer admitted that he is dissatisfied with the direction of game's development.

Writer of ME Andromeda Now Works on Story of Vampire Bloodlines 2

Bart Woldanski, 27 October 2020, 16:32

We have learned the names of new people who, after the recent layoffs, will take up the script of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. They are co-writers of Mass Effect: Andromeda, Ghost of Tsushima and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.