Having worked at Remedy Games since 1999, heading the studio as CEO since 2008, Matias Myllyrinne announced this morning that he will be leaving the company. Even as the developer concludes work on the recently delayed, Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break, Myllyrinne posted on the company’s website explaining, “It is time for me to move on. It has been a great ride and now is the right time to start another adventure. Remedy will be an unbelievably tough act to follow.”
To settle any fears, Myllyrinne also included, “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. It will be worthy of the Remedy brand.”
Speaking further with Games Industry, he explained his departure, saying, “AAA has always been fun for me, but I do ask myself, ‘when is the last time you have done something for the first time?’”
Remedy is the studio responsible for not only Quantum Break, but also Alan Wake, and the first two Max Payne games. Myllyrine will be taking a position at Wargaming, the studio behind World of Tanks while Remedy co-founder, Markus Mäki, will be stepping in to fill some of his responsibilities until a new CEO is found. This all comes soon after another key Remedy executive, Oskari Hakkinen, left the studio to work on a new start-up company called Futurefly.
As for what the future holds for Quantum Break, it is likely we will learn more soon, as E3 is only weeks away. For all your news on Remedy and Quantum Break, keep checking back here on Gamespresso.