Square Enix has announced that Darrell Gallagher, Head of Square Enix Product Development and Western Studios, will be leaving after more than 10 years with the company at the end of this year.

In a statement by Phil Rogers, CEO Square Enix Western

“Today Darrell Gallagher announced that he is moving on from Square Enix at the end of this year. Darrell became head of Crystal Dynamics back in 2009, led that studio to reboot the Tomb Raider franchise, and for the last 3 years he has led our western studios. I want to thank him for his tremendous effort and contribution to Square Enix, along with the amazing entertainment he has helped create. I am sad to see him go but respect his decision and we should all celebrate the sheer blood, sweat and tears he has put into our company over the last 10 years! We are excited for him and his family on their next chapter. We wish them the best of luck in the future.”

CD-151216-exit-darrell-gallagherDarrell worked as Head of Product Development and Western Studios, where he shepherded this year’s successful launches of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft Go, Life is Strange and Just Cause 3, and queued up major launches for next year, including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Hitman.

Prior to that, he was Crystal Dynamics’ Studio Head, where he led many projects including the reboot of Tomb Raider in 2013.

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