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Codemasters’ Rod Cousens quits to become new Jagex CEO

Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has quit Codemasters to join Jagex as its new chief executive.

Cousens had led Codies for ten years after his appointment as CEO in 2005, but will now take up the position left vacant at Jagex by Mark Gerhard, who left the RuneScape developer last year.

Codemasters COO Frank Sagnier has stepped up to replace Cousens and lead the studio.

“Rod will oversee the company during a period of expansion in which the studio’s flagship title branches out into the collectable card game genre via the recently announced Chronicle: RuneScape Legends,” read a statement from Jagex.

“Meanwhile the tactical online shooter, Block N Load, will bring its strategic combination of construction and marksmanship to the world on 30th April 2015. Away from the public domain, an additional number of games are currently moving through development towards announcement.”

On his new role, Sagnier said: “I am honoured, humbled and excited to lead Codemasters through its next stage and we sincerely thank Rod for his many achievements and wish him every success in his new venture."

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