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Square Enix Assigns New Leaders to Studios, Mentions AAA Hitman in Development

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Posted on June 21, 2013 AT 01:09pm

Square Enix is changing up the leadership positions at several of their subsidiary studios, the company announced today.

“Our focus remains firmly set on making great games and delivering unforgettable experiences,” CEO of Square Enix America and Europe Phil Rogers said in a statement. “Whilst our games will come in different shapes and sizes, we want to deliver them faster and better, and we believe these changes will help our studios achieve just that.”

Among these changes, Darrell Gallagher, former head of Crystal Dynamics, has been promoted to head of studios for Square Enix’s North American and European operations.

Meanwhile, David Anfossi—who served as executive producer on Deus Ex: Human Revelation—is now the new studio head at Eidos Montreal. ANfossi will be supervising development of the upcoming Thief reboot, as well as two other unannounced projects in development at Eidos.

IO Interactive production director Hannes Seifert is now the company’s studio head, and will be overseeing work on a new AAA Hitman project that’s currently in pre-production.

The company also announced that their Montreal studio will be focusing on mobile development—particularly for tablet devices. Assistant director Patrick Naud will be running the show at Montreal, starting with something related to the Hitman franchise.

These changes are all part of the company-wide restructuring announced by Square Enix’s new CEO Yosuke Matsuda, who took over for Yoichi Wada after he resigned in March.

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