Alex Wiltshire, the current editor of Future’s Edge magazine, is to leave the publication at the end of the month.
The news comes from upcoming games conference Launch, which says Wiltshire is leaving to work as a freelance writer and consultant on video games for developers and institutions including the V&A Museum”.
Wiltshire’s CV is impressive and includes publications such as OXM, GamesMaster, PC Gamer and New Statesman,
Former MCV editor Neil Long was named as Edge’s new online editor in January.
UPDATE: MCV has received official statements on the move.
"After six years working for Edge, I want to broaden my horizons by trying a new things working in and around video games,” Wiltshire stated. I haven’t fixed everything yet, but one of the projects on which I’ll be working is with the V&A Museum in London.
"My time at Edge has been an amazing journey on which I’ve met my game developer heroes, worked with brilliant editorial talents and been part of an institution of game journalism. I’ve learned an incredible amount and I’m leaving behind a fantastic team of writers and designers, whether on-staff or freelance, who I hope will take Edge to even better places. Hopefully I’ll get to continue writing for them, too."
Edge publisher Rich Keith added: "It’s sad to see a talent like Alex go but due to his great achievements while working as Editor he leaves Edge in a fantastic position and the brand is stronger than ever. Edge celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and we have some excited things planned. I’d like to thank Alex for all his hard work and wish him all the best in the future."