The CEO of Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment, Matias Myllyrinne, announced today on the company blog he was leaving the studio after 15 years.
According to Myllyrinne, the studio “is in good standing and will go on to great things.”
“Quantum Break looks amazing and the team is working hard to build it into the game that you deserve,” he wrote. “It will be worthy of the Remedy brand.”
Speaking with GI.biz, Myllyrinne revealed he was moving on to “something new” bu joining World of Tanks studio Wargaming. He didn’t provide information on the role he would fill at the company.
He assured the site Quantum Break was on track for release in 2016 and that the delay announced in April was due to a change in market strategy and release timing – not development issues.
“Every project has a lifecycle and this one is past the hard inflection points,” he said. “It looks great and is coming together nicely on schedule. We moved the project out to 2016 to avoid some of the holiday rush in the market and within Microsoft’s portfolio.
“Personally, I think there is more runway for a new IP like Quantum Break in 2016 than in the crowded holiday spot. Of course, we are making the most of the time and polishing the game.”
Remedy’s co-founder Markus Mäki will fill the role of CEO now that Myllyrinne is departing.