Everwild Creative Director Leaves Rare, Microsoft Responds

We've got some unfortunate news to share about Rare's upcoming IP Everwild, as according to a report from Video Games Chronicle, the game's creative director Simon Woodroffe has resigned from his position at the studio.

In response, Rare has confirmed that Woodroofe has left the company, with studio head Simon Duncan thanking him for his efforts on the project and reassuring fans that the game remains in "good hands" with the rest of the team.

“We thank Simon for all his hard work on Everwild and wish him the very best of luck for the future. The Everwild team are in good hands and passionate about building a game that will give players unforgettable experiences in a natural and magical world.”

No reason has been provided as to why the creative director reportedly decided to leave, but according to VGC, Woodroofe has actually been absent for a while after submitting his resignation earlier in October.

Our most recent look at the mysterious Everwild arrived back at the Xbox Games Showcase in July, with GM of Xbox Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg later going on to state that "what Louise [O'Connor, executive producer] and the team at Rare is building with Everwild is something really unique and special."

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[source videogameschronicle.com]