Ex-Eidos Montreal head resigns over 'irreconcilable differences'

Ex-Eidos Montreal head resigns over 'irreconcilable differences'
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

July 23rd 2013 at 4:12PM

Stephane D'Astous lashes out at Square Enix's lack of leadership, courage and communication

The former head of Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal has resigned.

In a statement to Develop, Stephane D’Astous said the company also suffered from a lack of leadership, courage and communication, and that he was not able to do his job properly as a result.

He called his differences with the studio “irreconcilable”.

“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.

“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.”

Following a company shake-up last month, D'Astous had taken on a new project in the company working with new head of studios Darrell Gallagher, focusing on cross-studio operations.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution executive producer David Anfossi took on the exec's former duties as Eidos Montreal head.