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News Game Dev Design director leaves Xbox studio 'The Initiative'

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driqe

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He stepped down because of personal reasons, please don't start a war in the replies.



He stepped down because of personal reasons, please don't start a war in the replies.


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He stepped down because of personal reasons, please don't start a war in the replies.

 
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"Screaming masses" ?

bryce dallas howard idk GIF by Rocketman
 

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So let me get this straight. This guy spent two years working for Microsoft and all he had to show was a CGi trailer some trailer company made for him?

One, Surely this isnt particularly efficient.
And two, How do I get this job?
did you visit the studio? the game is playable in some form for them you know ?
 
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Oh boy, can’t wait for the usual suspects to wax on about how this is “proof that Xbox can’t manage studios” and “it’s only a matter of time before Microsoft quits gaming.”

His brother just died, consider having some fucking respect before using him as fuel for your console shit-flinging.
 
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He was personally tired of working on Gears.
 

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We should rage the F out... a damned janitor leaves Naughty Dog and trolls act like the place is going to go to down, and all of a sudden the bathrooms will never be cleaned again.

:pie_savoring:
 
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driqe

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We should rage the F out... a damned janitor leaves Naughty Dog and trolls act like the place is going to go to down, and all of a sudden the bathrooms will never get cleaned again.

:pie_savoring:
Yeah, be just like them, Sony appreciates your efforts, your parents love you (y)

Edit: ok that was a joke, my bad.

still didn't laugh
 
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Oh boy, can’t wait for the usual suspects to wax on about how this is “proof that Xbox can’t manage studios” and “it’s only a matter of time before Microsoft quits gaming.”

His brother just died, consider having some fucking respect before using him as fuel for your console shit-flinging.
Lol the only person in here that's looking to start console war shit is you with a rubbish post like that. Get a fucking grip.
Not one post alluded to any console warrior shit but you can't help scratching that itch can you. Just STFU if you have nothing better to add.

On topic: I'm sure this won't affect the production of the game on any way. Industry people come and go all the time.
 
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always the usual suspects warring/trolling on self admitted personal problem of a dev. grow up ppl
And you keep derailing the thread like there's no tomorrow. Not even one of your posts here have been on topic, just report them and move on, or you won't be any better than console warriors and trolls.

On topic: I've always liked this guy's vision, and even though I have no plans to get a MS console, I was quite excited to play whatever he was working on. I hope he can sort everything out and perhaps return to Insomniac or create his own studio, we need more games like Sunset Overdrive in this world.
 
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Personal reasons can have so many reasons, a personal reason can also be that he did not feel comfortable in his working environment.
Could be that he has health issues, but I don't think it is related to problems inside the family, because at the end he still need a job to support his life and I am sure he was getting paid very well there. Regardless of his departure, I don't think it will directly impact Perfect Dark (if it turns out great, good, okay or bad) because they still have enougth other talented people there.
 
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driqe

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Personal reasons can have so many reasons, a personal reason can also be that he did not feel comfortable in his working environment.
Could be that he has health issues, but I don't think it is related to problems inside the family, because at the end he still need a job to support his life and I am sure he was getting paid very well there. Regardless of his departure, I don't think it will directly impact Perfect Dark (if it turns out great, good, okay or bad) because they still have enougth other talented people there.
but my life outside of work needs more attention and headspace than I have been able to give it lately, so I'm stepping down from my role.

IIRC he came out of retirement to start up the studio
 

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Lol the only person in here that's looking to start console war shit is you with a rubbish post like that. Get a fucking grip.
Not one post alluded to any console warrior shit but you can't help scratching that itch can you. Just STFU if you have nothing better to add.

On topic: I'm sure this won't affect the production of the game on any way. Industry people come and go all the time.
If you honestly believe there aren’t people on this site who would use this news as an excuse to concern post about Xbox and it’s management, then you’re either blind or stupid.
 
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I mean, personal reasons can mean anything. It could be that he simply wasn't in love with the direction of the project and he wanted to go elsewhere and work on something else.

Eitherway, there's no reason to think the project or studio is in trouble based on a single studio departure. These things happen all the time in games development.

Look at Amy Hennig leaving ND during U4 development. U4 turned out great in the end, it was just not the original vision Amy had for the game, and so Amy walked away. Neither party was wrong.
 

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If you honestly believe there aren’t people on this site who would use this news as an excuse to concern post about Xbox and it’s management, then you’re either blind or stupid.
No one is doing this.

Are you so desperate to post some high horse bullshit where you are above it, that you couldn't wait? Stop the crap and check yourself
 
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