What you need to know
- Drew Murray is a Design Director at The Initiative on Perfect Dark.
- Murray first joined the team back in November 2018.
- Murray announced today he's stepping down, citing personal life reasons.
At the Game Awards 2020, Microsoft's new studio The Initiative, founded in 2018 under Darrell Gallagher, revealed that it was working on a reboot of Perfect Dark. While the team at The Initiative is continuing to grow as they work on this ambitious title, one of the prominent developers is stepping down.
Design Director Drew Murray, who joined back in November 2018, announced via Twitter that he's stepping down from The Initiative. Murray previously worked at Insomniac Games on games like Sunset Overdrive, Resistance and Ratchet and Clank. You can read Drew's thread on Twitter below.
After two wild years helping start @TheInitiative @Xbox and rebooting #PerfectDark, it's time for me to say a tearful and bittersweet goodbye to my team at The Initiative.
(1/5) pic.twitter.com/LIY9AQDyTVAfter two wild years helping start @TheInitiative @Xbox and rebooting #PerfectDark, it's time for me to say a tearful and bittersweet goodbye to my team at The Initiative.
(1/5) pic.twitter.com/LIY9AQDyTV— Drew Murray (@DrewMaru29) February 1, 2021February 1, 2021
Murray cited personal life reasons for stepping down from the team, while stating that the "silver lining" was in how he'll get to enjoy the game at launch as a fan as well. Whatever his reasons are, we're sure he'll be missed and wish him the best.
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