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Former Eidos Boss Resigns from Square-Enix

The former head and founder of Eidos Montreal has resigned his position and lashed out at Square Enix’s leadership in the process.

In a statement provided to Develop Stephane D’Astous lamented the “lack of courage and lack of communication” from higher-ups, and explained he left due to irreconcilable differences.

He stated, “Since last year’s financial short-coming performance of Square-Enix Europe, we (HQ London and GM Eidos-Montreal) have had growing and divergent opinions on what needed to be done to correct the situation.”

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“The lack of leadership, lack of courage, and the lack of communication were so evident, that I wasn’t able to conduct my job correctly. I realized that our differences were irreconcilable, and that the best decision was unfortunately to part ways.”

Earlier this year Square-Enix handed responsibility for mobile and tablet games to Eidos Montreal, while D’Astous was moved to a new role focused on cross-studio operations. The executive producer of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, David Anfossi, stepped up to become head of Eidos Montreal at that time.

Best known for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the multiplayer mode in the Tomb Raider reboot, the studio’s most recent release was Deus Ex: The Fall for iOS devices and It is currently believed to be working on the fourth title in the Thief series.

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