Eidos Montreal boss and founder Stephane D’Astous has left the company

By Stephany Nunneley
23 July 2013 16:47 GMT

Eidos Montreal boss and founder Stephane D’Astous left the company last week, he has said in a statement.

D’Astous said his replacement will be David Anfossi, the producer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: The Fall.

According to his statement, D’Astous left the company due to irreconcilable differences between Eidos and Square Enix Europe.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

D’Astous was at the firm six years and his departure follows that of North American CEO Mike Fischer and a round of layoffs in both North America and Europe.

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