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.
They're dropping like flies!
Or it is just your standard member of staff that has got a different job, maybe that?
The creative director is not your "standard member of the staff" that leaves halfway.
He handed his resignation in over a month ago after having significant time off, chances of him currently having heavy involvement in the current project are zero. regardless of his position. This will be the "hottest" news of the week now, when really it should be the coldest.
The trouble could be smelled way back in July, when statements from the studio after the conference said that they had no idea what the game even was at that point, and no gameplay mechanics had been decided yet. https://www.videogameschron...
@medman Exactly, everyone spelling "oh my 1st party disaster" on a game that is not nailed down gameplay elements. Truth be told, Everwild will be fine.
You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.
This was one of the few games on the XSX I was interested in because of the art style
Another one bites the dust - something isn't right at ms 1st party studios.
They seem fine to me, this will not make xbox fans even flinch. But for some reason, Sony fans are twitching?
Yep - twitching with laughter. Does 343i look fine? Isn't that one of ms's biggest studios? Deflect all you like - the reality is looking fairly grim.
@djstotty What should make you "flinch" is the fact there are zero, zero, I'll say it again, zero xbox first party studio games launching anytime soon. Halo in 2021 might be all there is for 2021, and it's not looking so great. According to Microsoft's own statements at the July conference, everything else is in early development, even Forza, so.......maybe you should be flinching? Gamepass is fantastic, but it doesn't cover the fact that Microsoft still, after suffering through an entire generation of sporadic first party title production, is in the same boat starting this next generation. Hard to believe.
No flinching here fella's, i will just play any 1st party games when they launch. Plenty of 3rd party games to keep me going till then, The medium, the gunk, gears tactics, cyberpunk 2077, COD cold war, Fifa 21. I won't be losing sleep.
They’re twitching with excitement waiting for a console that actually has games launching with it, which all also look like they’ll be great. You seem to be tweaking out in full defence mode. You fanboys aren’t even buying the console. It’s being out preordered like crazy. I’m primarily a PC gamer and I can even see this. Halo is my favourite franchise, been with it since 2001 launch day. Got Xbox live back when halo 2 released. 343 has completely turned me away from Halo. They don’t “get it”. Plus I can just pay for gamepass for a month, beat what ever mediocre (most of them recently have been very bland) exclusive MS releases and unsubscribe. PlayStation fans are elated and celebrating how good their games look and you’re here on defence mode. Rather than admit it’s not good news you just brush it off. You also seem to think the creative director is a minor role. I guess Steven Spielberg’s role in Jurassic Park and Jaws wasn’t important.
medman what i really don't understand is how ms is unprepared. Son'y released amazing exclusives and even have them ready at launch. Ms took this gen off and they have absolutely nothing to show for it besides acquisitions. By the time ms finally starts with exclusives this gen will be over and ps5 will be leading a major way once more(and ms will react by replacing phil spencer, phil was given this gen failures a pass but what will be the excuse next gen)
I hear their GDK's are a lot of work, much more than the typical SDK. Trying to get games to run on Xbox One X, Series S/X, PC and Xcloud has to be a ton of work especially without good tools and software stacks
I've heard that also, and the assumptions that xbox one s will hamper development are more than likely true. Seems ms has spread itself too thin, they had trouble producing decent games this gen - to add more work for their devs is short sighted and frankly stupid.
I would imagine that M$ has the best tools in the business. I've heard nothing but good things about them going all the way back to the OG Xbox days.
Oh please, so when Amy Hennig left Naughty dog in similar circumstances, something wasn't right at Sony studios? People come and go and studios move on, Amy being forced out hasn't stopped Naughty Dog making great titles and I don't see why the same doesn't apply to Rare. They've been doing decent work of late.
BIG difference between 'great' and 'decent'. Amy being forced out and someone (I think 3, from 2 different studios at last count) leaving a project half way through are completely different things. See the post above - no launch games, maybe 1 or 2 1st party games in 2021 - this is indefensible and should be taken seriously. Not looking good.
What's with MS first party titles and prominent individuals leaving their dev teams?
Maybe they have moved to another internal studio to work on a different game? Maybe they have got another job? Maybe they were no good at their job and got the boot? Who knows, but this will happen with all studios, across all platforms, you really think they do a public announcement every time someone wants a change?
Considering they can't define what the game actually is - it's a significant achange and another blow for ms studios.
The guy has left for personal reasons, who resigned earlier this month after time off. This will not affect the game everwild, nor the studio itself.
"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." So it was his own decision to resign after he had quite a lot of time off? So nothing going wrong with the studio, just a personal decision. Next article....
Hopefully he's the guy who came up with the world aesthetic (which is beautiful), but couldn't figure out what type of game it actually is going to be.
Wow Halo loses its director and now this games loses its creative director? What the hell is going on over there!?
People changing jobs....
Well, I mean you’re not wrong I guess.
Damn it, not another one. I really love the look of this game, but hopefully it doesn't effect the games art style, which looks stunning to me.
Ms first party Studios are fragile as hell, whats going on over there?
This is not how u create game. They dont even know wht the game is about.
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