Arkane Lyon studio director Romuald Capron has announced his departure from the company, saying that it was a hard decision to make and promising to keep on helping other great developers. He worked at the studio for 16 years.

Capron issued a statement on his LinkedIn page on October 5. “I was feeling the need to try something new and also have a bit more time for me and my family,” he wrote.

The former studio director thanked all his colleagues, especially Todd Vaughn and Raphael Colantonio for “having trusted me 16 years ago.” According to Capron, he is letting the studio in “very good hands,” saying that the team will be able to keep on creating innovative and ambitious games.

“As for my own future, my goal is to keep on helping video game companies and others, to make their creative vision become a reality since that’s what I love to do,” he said. “Stay tuned.”

Romuald Capron joined Arkane Studios in 2005 and worked as its COO and production director before becoming the studio’s head in 2019. He left the company soon after the launch of Deathloop, which received positive reviews from critics.

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