After eight months, Irrational VP Rod Fergusson plans to leave
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Apr 8, 2013 3:15PM PDT
Epic's former production director Rod Fergusson joined Irrational Games in August to help wrap up development on BioShock Infinite. As EVP of development, Fergusson joined the team at a time when rumors suggested there was trouble surrounding the long-in-development title. As the game's "closer," Fergusson helped ship Infinite to pretty wonderful reviews.
Eight months after joining Irrational Games, it appears Fergusson is ready to move on.
"During my departure from Epic, I learned that Irrational was in need of a 'closer' to help finish BioShock Infinite," he wrote to Polygon. "I've been striving for better storytelling in the games I've worked on and I saw this as a great opportunity to learn from Ken and his team on how to build a truly story-driven game."
Although Fergusson has announced his departure, he'll stick around for a bit longer as they work on the transition, likely finding a replacement. On Twitter, he's announced that "I don't have a plan yet for what's next." We're quite amused by the idea of a traveling producer, "closing" difficult games from studio to studio. It would make for... a very niche TV show.