Co-founders Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker are leaving Rocksteady at the end of the year to embark on “a new adventure in gaming”.
David Haddad, President of Warner Bros. Games, announced in a letter that Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker will be leaving Studio Rocksteady at the end of the year.
Speaking for themselves in the letter, Hill and Walker said: “Our decision to leave Rocksteady was emotional to say the least! From the day the company was founded in 2004 to today, Rocksteady has been our life and soul.”
“But there’s something very special about Rocksteady that goes beyond the games we make, and everyone who works here feels that. It’s the incredible moments we’ve shared over the years, the friendships that have been formed , and the care this team has for each other, which made this unforgettable trip so special. We think people wear their Rocksteady shirts with pride because of how we treat each other and how it feels to be here. We want to thank the team for their hard work and everything they contribute to make this such a great place.”
Work on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is almost complete, the team is stronger than ever and the project is in safe hands.
“…it’s time for us to hand over the reins and start new adventures in games.”
The creators of the Arkham series will therefore remain with us in the industry, in which direction it will go is still open. It has already been announced who will succeed Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker: Nathan Burlow, who was also a founding member of Rocksteady, will take over as studio manager. Darius Sadeghian becomes Studio Product Director.
Haddad personally thanks all four for their hard work and dedication. He wishes Hill and Walker all the best for the future and congratulates Burlow and Sadeghian on their new positions.