Amid reports of departing staff and disappearing features for the delayed BioShock Infinite, former Epic Game production director Rod Fergusson has announced that he is joining Irrational Games as its VP of development.
Fergusson tweeted that he had left his "family at Epic" and was joining the Boston-based developer today. He also said he has played Bioshock Infinite and that he can't wait to get it into the hands of players.
Fergusson could be the replacement for Tim Gerritsen, who was the director of product development when he left. Given that the hiring process can be a rather lengthy one, especially for such a high-profile position, it leads to speculation that this transfer of power may have been in the works for some time.
Despite the recent setbacks, Irrational boss Ken Levine maintains the game is still on course for its February release.
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The shuffling of staff continues at Irrational Games, as former Epic Game production director Rod Fergusson joins the Boston developer.
Wasn't Fergusson phasing away from Gears lead at Epic months ago? There's been a lot of changes at Epic, with the former lead on Fortnite spinning off into his own company.
I hope Irrational still plans to release a PC version of Bioshock Infinite, and not a port from 360 with bad DRM. I don't know how Fergusson's past will contribute to this, but hopefully that past won't get in the way.