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Arkane Lyon Boss Leaves After Almost 17 Years of Service and ‘Successful’ Launch of Deathloop

Romuald Capron, head of Arkane Lyon, has left the developer after nearly 17 years of service.

As spotted by Video Games Chronicle, Capron recently announced his departure on LinkedIn, following the “successful” release of timed PlayStation 5 console-exclusive, Deathloop. In his note, Capron said that he’s confident that he’s leaving Arkane Lyon in good hands under the leadership of Deathloop game director Dinga Bakaba and artist Sébastien Mitton, alongside technical director Hugues Tardif and executive producer Morgan Barbe.

Capron said that it’s time for him to spend more time with his family and try something new.

The note reads:

Last week was very special for me as these were my last days at Arkane and Zenimax as Studio Director. After more than 16 years of helping Arkane Studios Lyon to grow and become the world-class AAA studio it is today, this was a very hard decision to make. But I was feeling the need to try something new and also have a bit more time for me and my family.

I’m very proud of what we accomplished with this amazing team. The successful launch of Deathloop is just another proof that Arkane has a very bright future and unique place in our industry. I wanted to thank everyone at Arkane and Zenimax I had the pleasure to work with, with a special thanks to Raphael Colantonio for having trusted me 16 years ago and Todd Vaughn for having supported Arkane since our first days at Zenimax family.

I’m letting the studio in very good hands , under the leadership of Dinga Bakaba, Sébastien Mitton, Hugues Tardif and Morgan Barbe , who – I’m sure – will keep on pushing ambitious and innovative projects.

Arkane Studios is now part of the Microsoft family following the acquisition of ZeniMax Media. Deathloop is believed to be the last Arkane game on a PlayStation platform… at least for the foreseeable future.

While Bethesda hasn’t talked about Deathloop‘s sales performance, Capron’s note confirms a successful launch on the PS5 and PC.

[Source: LinkedIn via VGC]