Diablo III lead producer Alex Mayberry has left Blizzard Entertainment for Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium Games, the company announced today. He will work as an executive producer at the studio, leading development on the massively successful crowdfunded game.
At Cloud Imperium Games, Mayberry will oversee all development on Star Citizen. He will also be responsible for managing the company's development studios across the world. Mayberry will report directly to Cloud Imperium Games CEO Chris Roberts.
"After 10 years at Blizzard, I didn't think that there was anything that could ever get me to leave," Mayberry said. "But then Chris invited me to come check out Star Citizen, and after seeing the game and listening to Chris talk about his vision, I knew that I had to be a part of it."
Star Citizen is the most successful crowdfunded project--of any kind--in history. Its crowdfunding campaign originally began in October 2012 and to date, gamers have backed the project to the tune of $43.6 million.