Batman Arkham Studio Bosses before the release of Suicide Squad

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WB Games President David Haddad Advertise on Rocksteady Today that video game developer co-founders, Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker, are leaving the studio at the end of 2022. Rocksteady, who created Batman: Arkham series, to launch the expected pseudo spin-off, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice Leaguein the year 2023.

“with Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Nearing completion, both have decided to leave Rocksteady at the end of 2022 and will embark on a new gaming adventure,” Haddad wrote in the announcement. “We have the utmost respect and gratitude to Jimmy and Sefton and wish them all the best in their new endeavor, and like many fans, we look forward to what they do next. that.”

Haddad hasn’t shared details of “what they’ll do next,” but Hill and Walker – who founded Rocksteady in 2004 – can look forward to doing so again. They’ve been still an active part of the studio, with Hill most recently playing a role suicide squadGame manager. Ascending their place is production director Nathan Borlow, whom Haddad calls the “original founding member,” who has been promoted to studio director, and Darius Sadekian, who will become studio product director.

“Nathan and Darius are extremely talented CEOs and are excited to continue developing high-quality games at Rocksteady for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League “All future games,” Haddad wrote.

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About their sudden departure, Hill Walker wrote in the ad that “From the day we founded the company in 2004 until today, Rocksteady has been our life and soul. It has given us the opportunity to do what we love most: making great games with exceptionally talented people.”

Hill Walker emphasized the community at Rocksteady, saying “there is something extra special about Rocksteady that goes beyond the games we make, and everyone who works here feels it.”

“We want to thank the team for their hard work and everything they give to make this a great venue,” the duo continued. “Now with suicide squad In good hands, and the team here is stronger than ever, it’s time to hand over the reins, and for us to start a new adventure together in games.”

Earlier this fall, suicide squad Written by Kim McCaskill Passed a lifetime achievement award from the nonprofit Women in Games, saying event sponsors Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive need to “take responsibility”.

She said, “You can throw your name at every diversity event, but unless you’re held accountable, it means nothing and I see you.”

In 2020, Rocksteady responded to report from Watchman detail sexual harassment in the workplace, sayAll official complaints were thoroughly investigated and appropriately addressed and a number of serious actions were taken in response to the issues that emerged, including disciplinary or terminate employees.

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