Denis Dyack Denies Allegations, Admits He 'Made A Lot Of Mistakes'

by Mike Futter on May 19, 2013 at 10:19 AM

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]