Head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty has announced the appointment of Darrell Gallagher. Joining from Activision, he will be part of the executive leadership team at Microsoft Studios, with his exact job title to be revealed later.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Booty said he will share more information about this appointment at E3:
Gallagher started his career in the games industry as head of creative at Sony in 1997. Moving on to Rockstar as lead artist in 2002 and THQ as studio art director in 2004, he then spent over 10 years at Crystal Dynamics. First as director of art and then as head of studio, he was instrumental in the making of the Tomb Raider reboot.
Leaving Crystal Dynamics in 2015, he moved to the studio’s parent company, Square Enix, where he spent three years as head of product development and studios. Since January 2016, he’s been SVP, head of development at Activision.
Reacting to his appointment on Twitter, Gallagher just said he was “excited to be part of the team” :