Square Enix makes trio of appointments at its western studios
Square Enix has made three new appointments involving its western studios, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal.
Crystal Dynamics boss Darrell Gallagher is the new head of studios for North America and Europe. He will retain his role at the Tomb Raider studio, but also work directly with other studios on Square’s ongoing portfolio strategy.
Former Deus Ex: Human Revolution executive producer David Anfossi steps up to become Eidos-Montréal’s studio head, leading the studio as it completes Thief while overseeing two other unannounced projects.
Patrick Naud will head up Square Enix Montréal’s efforts as it turns into a studio specialising in games for tablets and mobile devices. “The studio will focus immediately on games around the Hitman brand,” said Square, “and in time will also work on games outside of this franchise.”
Square confirmed last week that Hannes Seifert has been appointed studio head at IO Interactive, after the restructuting at the Hitman studio.
“Whilst our games will come in different shapes and sizes, we want to deliver them faster and better and we believe these changes will help our studios achieve just that,” said CEO of Square Enix America and Europe Phil Rogers.