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Precursor Games chief creative officer and former Silicon Knights CEO Denis Dyack has taken to video to address allegations about his tenure at the X-Men Destiny studio. Specifically, Dyack broke down a year-old Kotaku article that cited financial impropriety and rocky treatment of subordinates.
In the video, Dyack admits to mistakes, but largely denies the serious allegations. According to Dyack, no comment was made or interview granted to the author of the Kotaku article, Andrew McMillen, so as not to give the piece credence. In the video, Dyack also claims that the anonymous sources cited in the original piece did not provide accurate information.
During the thirty minute clip, he reads an email from reporter Andrew McMillen that was sent to an anonymous source (also duplicated on the Precursor forum). The forum post also contains material copied from the University of Iowa regarding journalistic ethics as related to use of anonymous sources.
We've previously addressed concerns about the Shadow of the Eternals project, spoken with Silicon Knights, and received comment directly from Precursor Games. This video response provides another perspective on the ongoing (complicated) relationship between Silicon Knights and the new studio.
[Source: Precursor Games]
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Um... well, personal opinions aside...you DID kind of do some things, if indirectly...
the defense rests lol
At least he's come forward and addressed this.
Who should I believe? Multiples of Dyack's former co-workers,or Dyack himself? I don't know which to choose! [/s]
I guess there has to be one black sheep, shady-business developer in the industry. These guys seem intent on not creating an ethical for-profit business backed by strong talent, hard work, and integrity.
Yeah still not putting my money on the line for this game.
Dyack and SK had the chance to have their side of the story as part of the Kotaku article.
So they wait a year and a half later to finally address it? Yeah okay, I'm supposed to believe It's a coincidence that you're doing this now, when you're asking the fans and gamers (that you screwed over with garbage titles) for money out of their own pockets? So your "new" company can make another game?
If that article had no basis in what really happened they would of shot it down when it was published. Or they would just continue to ignore it, rather that draw even MORE attention to it. Potential backers that didn't know about that Kotaku article certainly do now.
Until I see this game completed, solidly made, with the Kickstarter money well-spent, and with personal responsibility at the forefront--THEN I'll believe what he says.
Until then, it's a desperate line of BS as he tries to take advantage of those of us who spent so much time and energy with Eternal Darkness so many years ago.