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Report: Square Enix CTO leaves company

Yoshihisa Hashimoto has left Square Enix, citing personal reasons for the departure, according to a Game Watch report that was confirmed by Polygon. Hashimoto worked as the company's Chief Technology Officer, most recently serving as technical director for Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn, the...

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Crysis 3, Ryse producer Mike Read departs Crytek

Crytek's exodus of company talent continues, as Ryse: Son of Rome and Crysis 3 producer Mike Read has left the studio, The Escapist reports. The Escapist notes that Read's recently updated LinkedIn profile no longer lists Crytek as his current employer. Read's Twitter bio additionally states...

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Report: Homefront: The Revolution's game director resigns

Homefront: The Revolution's future looks increasingly uncertain, judging by Kotaku's report that Hasit Zala has resigned from his role as Revolution's game director at Crytek UK. Kotaku's sources added that development manager Ben Harris left the studio this month, which is reflected by his...

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Square Enix marketing VP Karl Stewart leaves company

Former Square Enix vice-president of marketing Karl Stewart announced his departure from the company after eight years of service, and he'll begin a new job at the Burbank-based Petrol Advertising agency in April. Stewart worked in recent years at Crystal Dynamics and was one of the key figures...

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God of War 3 director, Infamous: Second Son lead designer leave Sony [Update]

God of War 3 creative director Stig Asmussen is no longer at Sony Santa Monica, following the recent round of layoffs at the studio and the purported cancellation of his new project. IGN confirmed Asmussen's departure with Sony this week, although it's not known if the 11-year veteran of the studio...

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Longtime Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi leaves Konami

Koji Igarashi, longtime producer of the Castlevania series, announced his departure from Konami over the weekend. Igarashi's last day at the publisher was March 15, and marked the end of a career at Konami that spanned over 20 years. "I've decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to...

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Former Steam boss quietly exits Microsoft after six months [Update: Microsoft responds]

Jason Holtman has seemingly left Microsoft less than six months after he was hired to head up the company's renewed PC gaming initiative. According to his LinkedIn page (via Neowin), Holtman left his position at Microsoft in January. Neither Microsoft nor Holtman himself have confirmed the...

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Chillingo founders cut the rope from Electronic Arts

Chillingo founders Chris Byatte and Joe Wee have left Electronic Arts, MCV reported. The co-founding duo had a hand in launching the first Angry Birds and Cut the Rope games. EA purchased Chillingo in October 2010 for $20 million. The LinkedIn profiles for both Byatte and Wee corroborate the...

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Vagrant Story character designer Akihiko Yoshida departs Square Enix

Square Enix character designer Akihiko Yoshida is leaving the company, ending an 18-year tenure that saw him produce iconic designs for Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, among other classics. Yoshida announced his departure in The Art of Bravely, a Bravely Default art book released in...

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John Carmack departs id Software

John Carmack, co-founder of Doom developer id Software, has left the company in order to pursue new projects outside the field of game development, reports IGN. "John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio," id...

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