A key executive at Journey developer Thatgamecompany has resigned, with more staff expected to leave the group.
Kellee Santiago, who co-founded the California studio in 2006 along with Jenova Chen, told Gamasutra that her departure was amicable.
No explanation was offered regarding the possible resignation of other studio staff.
"After doing three games, I think it was a really great opportunity for all of us to look at what we’ve learned and what I’ve taken from that experience, and go forth and take it into new arenas," she said.
"Much of my work at Thatgamecompany was really supporting Chen’s visions for the types of games he wanted to make, and I felt like I have done everything I needed to do there, and that he’s in a great place now to go on and continue with some of the other people at Thatgamecompany, to take that to a whole new height."
In a statement issued by Thatgamecompany, the studio said it wished Santiago well and hoped “our paths may cross again".