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Karl Stewart Leaves Square Enix

by Matthew Kato on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Karl Stewart, Square Enix vice president of strategic marketing for Europe and North America, has left the company.

Stewart, an eight year vet at the company, was instrumental in spearheading the revival of the Tomb Raider franchise as its brand director at Crystal Dynamics.

"...But by far, the crowning glory of my time at Square Enix has been working at Crystal Dynamics and being a big part of rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise," Stewart wrote on tumblr. "The opportunity to be a part of something as special as that game and around so many talented colleagues in Crystal Dynamics is something that I will remember for the rest of my career."

Stewart is joining Petrol Advertising as its VP of brand development and strategic partnerships. While at Square Enix, Stewart worked with Petrol on Tomb Raider and Thief.

For more on Stewart's departure, check out his tumblr blog post. Also check out our special edition podcast with Stewart (and Tomb Raider franchise director Tim Longo).

[Source: Karl Stewart via Polygon]


Our Take:
Steward's departure is one in another of a long list of departures recently, and we wish him well in his new endeavor.