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Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne Departs Company

by Mike Futter on Jun 03, 2015 at 03:17 AM

After 15 years with Remedy, CEO Matias Myllyrinne has announced his departure from the studio. The news was announced this morning via the company's website and by Myllyrine via Twitter.

Myllyrinne has served as CEO since 2008. He also sits on the board of directors of Starbreeze.

"I’ve been with Remedy since 1999 – this is a long time," Myllyrinne says. "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."

Remedy is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. The studio's next game, Quantum Break, was recently delayed from 2015 into the new year.

No successor has yet been named, and Myllyrinne has not yet shared information about what his plans are after departing Remedy.

Update: Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, Myllyrinne says that he will be joining Wargaming.

[Source: Remedy, Matias Myllyrinne on Twitter]

 

Our Take
Remedy has seen two significant departures recently. Ozz Häkkinen left to start his own app studio, and now the company CEO of 15 years is departing. I've enjoyed Remedy's work (and Alan Wake is one of my favorite games of last generation). I don't expect this will greatly impact the development of Quantum Break, which Microsoft is counting on to be a hit.