CEO didn’t anticipate the backlash Dyack currently faces.
On one hand, Precursor Games has been scrutinized regarding the nature and funding of their project. However, it’s safe to say that a lot of scrutiny has also been due to the hiring of Denis Dyack, former founder of Silicon Knights and the man most cited as being the sole cause for too many reasons that lead to the developer’s failure.
In a Reddit AMA, CEO Shawn Jackson defended the decision to hire Dyack. “We hired him because he’s a valuable asset to the team. We intend to show people the real Denis Dyack through his interactions on the forums and videos. Denis has made many successful games and ran independent studio for over 20 years.
“We didn’t anticipate a backlash because we actually know Denis as the person he is. We believe in Denis and with him focusing on creative, he is excelling at something that he loves.”
That being said, if the game doesn’t even get off the ground, will it really show us the man who made Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem possible, rather than the present man whose negligence made X-Men Destiny possible?