Star Citizen's Executive Producer Departs
Cloud Imperium Games' executive producer Alex Mayberry has left the company, Game Informer confirmed today.
Alex Mayberry left the company last month for personal reasons according to a PR representative. [Update 7/7/10] The majority of Mayberry's workload is expected to be picked up by Erin Roberts, global head of production and brother of studio founder Chris Roberts. This falls shortly after the announcement that senior producer Travis Day has also departed.
[Update 7/7/10] In addition, Cloud Imperium Games has announced the opening of a new studio in Frankfurt, which will be focused on developing the FPS portions of the game and Squadron 42.
It's easy to take a doom and gloom approach to this situation given the other recent turmoil involving various projects that make up Star Citizen, but we're still quite a ways away from any kind of real launch and likely will be for some time. I'm not personally going to start saying the sky is falling, but I can't fault the incredible enthusiasm that surrounds Star Citizen to maybe come with a step back or two given recent happenings. That said, this is a huge, incredibly ambitious title that simply wasn't going to happen without a few stumbling blocks along the way.