Team17 has appointed a new CEO, with Steve Bell taking on the role from 2024 onwards. Bell will join the UK company's board from September 4, 2023 before officially becoming CEO on January 1, 2024. Current CEO Debbie Bestwick will remain so until that date, before transitioning to a non-executive director role.
Team17 has had ups and downs in the past couple of years, unveiling an NFT project in 2022 that was dropped a day later after backlash from players. Soon after, a Eurogamer investigation unveiled workplace issues at the company, with instances of poor pay, long hours and concerns about upper management spanning several years.
Wccftech interviewed Owlcat's Creative Director Alexander Mishulin about the upcoming cRPG Warhammer 40K Rogue Trader, due in early December.
MiHoYo's concerted efforts to promote HSR to Genshin Impact's existing player base, as well as collaborations with Genshin Impact influencers who switched their focus to HSR, have been witnessed by the gaming community. While leveraging an existing player base is a sound strategy, it's important to remember that both HSR and Genshin Impact require significant time and financial investments from players.