Former Limbo, Inside Dev CEO Gets $7M After Split With Biz Partner - Report

Dino Patti's exit from Playdead last summer was apparently not amicable.


Last year, the co-founder and CEO of Limbo and Inside developer Playdead, Dino Patti, announced that he had left the Danish studio. Now, it's come to light that he was potentially pushed out.

According to Kotaku, Danish newspaper Borsen reported this week that the Danish Business Authority apparently forced Patti to go; he reportedly received $7.2 million on his way out, with managerial duties for Playdead now fully in the hands of the other founder, Arnt Jensen.

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According to Borsen, the rift between Patti and Jensen was related to how and when Playdead would put out games. There was also a supposed misunderstanding regarding a letter from Jensen to Patti that Patti thought was Jensen's resignation. Patti and Jensen reportedly were hardly speaking in 2015.

Patti spoke to Kotaku about his exit, saying he wishes he didn't have to leave but said Playdead has a bright future "if run sensibly." Patti added: "Arnt has been a really good friend and business partner for many years. I think he's one of the best game directors in the world."

Go to Kotaku to get the full story.

GameSpot has reached out to Patti and will update this story as more information from him or other parties becomes available.

"Following almost 10 incredible years building Playdead from an idea to two dents in the games industry, I'm leaving to seek new challenges," Patti wrote on Twitter last July when he announced his departure from the studio.

Playdead's newest game was 2016's celebrated puzzle-platformer Inside. The studio has no announced projects for the future.

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