Blackman briefly explained his decision to IGN:
While the decision to leave LucasArts did not happen overnight or come easily, I really feel that now is the best time for me to move on and explore new creative challenges and I look forward to the next phase of my career.
A LucasArts representative also informed IGN that Blackman's departure won't affect The Force Unleashed 2's development.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is currently slated for an October 26 release on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS.
Fucking PR! How about you just say it, someone kept taking your space or eating your special dietary lunch!