Stuart Black’s rocky recent career has taken another twist with news of his departure from City Interactive.
Black, who made (and shared) his name with gritty Criterion shooter Black, left Codemasters while working on the critically slammed shooter Bodycount.
His new position at City Interactive was announced in late 2010, and a year later he was confirmed as one of the heads behind still unreleased shooter Enemy Front.
However, for the second time Black has departed the studio before the game’s completion.
We can confirm that Stuart Black is no longer working with City Interactive on the Enemy Front project,” City’s North American VP of sales and marketing Marshall Zwicker told VG247.
Based on early builds of the game and various internal and external feedback that we received, we decided to take a different approach to the, gameplay, and the story and characters in the game than originally envisioned. We are now working with Mark Bristol, a very experienced cinematic director from the US and together with him we have been implementing what we feel are some really compelling changes.
We are very happy with the progress of the game and look forward to showing it off in the months to come.”