Eidos Montreal Head Resigns: “There Is A Lack of Courage and Leadership at Square Enix”

Deus Ex head named as his replacement.

Posted By | On 23rd, Jul. 2013 Under Industry News, News


Square Enix has faced a lot of problems in rceent times, but the one lone spot of hope for their fans has been Eidos, the company that Square acquired in an unlikely acquisition, and that has, against all odds, gone on to deliver some of the best Square published titles in the last few years. However, it seems that all is not as rosy at Eidos as was thought. Apparently, as of last Friday, Eidos Montreal’s General Manager and founder, Stephane D’Astous, has resigned.

D’Astous has spoken out against Square Enix, and the leadership and management there, slamming them for a complete lack of ‘courage.’

“Since last year’s financial short-coming performance of Square Enix Europe, we, at HQ London and GM Eidos Montreal, have had growing and divergent opinions on what needed to be done to correct the situation,” he said. “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 realized that our differences were irreconcilable, and that the best decision was unfortunately to part ways.”

Polygon reports that his replacement is David Anfossi, the man behind the recent Deus Ex titles, including the much celebrated Human Revolution and The Fall.

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