Eidos Montreal general manager resigns
posted on 07.23.13 at 11:56 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Former studio boss cites "irreconcilable" differences.

Stephane D’Astous, who helped found Eidos Montreal and acted as its general manager, has resigned from his position at the company due to “irreconcilable” differences.

“Since last year’s financial short-coming performance of Square Enix Europe, we (HQ London and GM Eidos-Montreal) have had growing and divergent opinions on what needed to be done to correct the situation,” he said in a statement to Develop.

“The lack of leadership, lack of courage and the lack of communication were so evident, that I wasn’t able to conduct my job correctly. I realised that our differences were irreconcilable, and that the best decision was unfortunately to part ways.”

D’Astous will be replaced by Deus Ex: Human Revolution executive producer David Anfossi.

Eidos Montreal, known for the Deus Ex series, is currently developing Thief for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    and Square Enix troubles seem to continue…Not promising. Best of luck to Stephane though. Montreal could use more studios not connected to Ubisoft or EA.

  • Elvick

    Curious what specifically his ideas were… because SE has been kind of wonky lately. So maybe he had some good ideas.

    SE needs to work on it’s development costs, so when something doesn’t sell 20 million, it can still be profitable.

    And sure fire sellers like Type-0 should be localized… not left in oblivion, but that one has nothing to do with Eidos Montreal.