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Fable Anniversary lead designer leaves Lionhead

The lead designer for Fable Anniversary has departed Lionheadafter over seven years at the studio. Ted Timmins, who joined the Guildford studio full-time in 2007, said he has taken the tough decision” to leave over several messages on Twitter. This was a really tough decision, as I’ve had such an …

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Igarashi blames Konami departure on hardcore demise

The push away from traditional core gaming to more social-focused titles was the reason for Koji Igarashi’s decision to quit Konami. The Castlevania producer announced his departure on Monday. "The more hardcore the game the less suitable it is for the casual market," Igarashi told Polygon at GDC. "Unfortunately, I’m …

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Mizuguchi leaves Q Entertainment – report

The acclaimed creator of Rez, Sega Rally and Space Channel 5 has walked out” of Q Entertainment. That’s according to CVG, which has word from an insider that Tetsuya Mizuguchi left the studio last year. It is also said that chief executive Shuji Utsumi has departed too amidst unrest relating …

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Marc Whitten leaves Xbox

Xbox’s chief product officer Marc Whitten has left the company. He’s off to take up the same position and Sonos after 14 years at Microsoft, throughout which he played a big part in all three Xbox launches. His former Xbox team will now report to executive VP Terry Myerson. I’m …

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Jack Tretton leaving Sony at the end of the month

Sony has announced that SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton will leave the company at the end of March. The decision is as a result of a mutual agreement not to renew their contractual relationship”. Tretton has been at SCEA since its creation in 1995. Current executive VP and COO …

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Co-founder Ghadiali leaves Ouya

Muffi Ghadiali, one of the founding members of Ouya, has left the company behind the crowd-funded microconsole. A statement toTechCrunchconfirms Ghadiali’s departure, although it does not specify reasons for his move or where he is heading. The statement reads: "Ouya is focusing more on the next phase of the business …

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Co-founder Justin Waldron quits Zynga

Zynga’s Justin Waldron is leaving the company he co-founded over six years ago. This comes as the social game maker has swapped out former CEO and founder Mark Pincus for former Xbox head Don Mattrick, and a year of several high-level executive departures. I’ve decided it’s time to leave zynga …

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President Todd Hollenshead leaves id Software after 17 years

Todd Hollenshead has left id Software after 17 years with the company. He joined the studio of Doom fame as CEO in 1996 and became president when id was bought by ZeniMax in 2009. Now IGN reportsthat Hollenshead’s tenure as the company’s business head has come to an end. After …

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Rob Dyer leaves Zynga

Zynga’s vice president of partner publishing Rob Dyer has left the troubled casual gaming firm. The former third party boss joined Zynga from Sony Computer Entertainment America where he was senior vice president of public relations. He has previously served as president of both Eidos and Crystal Dynamics. The official …

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