Imagine having 23 studios and nothing seems to be going to plan.
Everwild‘s most senior developer, creative director Simon Woodroffe, has resigned from his position at Rare, VGC understands.
In a statement issued to VGC, the Microsoft owned studio confirmed the departure and insisted that Everwild development would be in good hands going forward.
Studio head Craig Duncan said: “We thank Simon for all his hard work on Everwild and wish him the very best of luck for the future.
“The Everwild team are in good hands and passionate about building a game that will give players unforgettable experiences in a natural and magical world.”
No reason was given for the creative director’s decision to leave, though studio sources told VGC that he had been absent for some time after submitting his resignation earlier this month.
Some time next year, Phil Spencer is gonna grab Todd Howard by the collar and scream, "Gimme SOMETHING you son of a bitch! I bought you!". Between this and Halo, creative directors seem to be jumping off like crazy at MS.
At this rate, I wonder what the first AAA for XGS will be for the new gen of consoles.