Former head of Eidos Montreal, Stephane D’Astous, has resigned. In a statement to Develop, D’Astous said he was not able to do his job properly due to the company lacking leadership, courage and communication.
“Since last year’s financial short-coming performance of Square Enix Europe, we (HQ London and GM Eidos-Montreal) have had growing and divergent opinions on what needed to be done to correct the situation,” he said, in part. “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 realised that our differences were irreconcilable, and that the best decision was unfortunately to part ways.”
Last month “strategic changes” at Square Enix saw Eidos Montreal’s focus shifted entirely to mobile and tablet games, although the studio is still reportedly working on the Thief reboot.