Everwild creative director Simon Woodroffe has resigned from Rare, VGC reports. In a statement shared with VGC, Rare studio head Craig Duncan thanked Woodroffe for his work and assured that the Everwild development team would be “in good hands”:
“We thank Simon for all his hard work on Everwild and wish him the very best of luck for the future. The Everwild team are in good hands and passionate about building a game that will give players unforgettable experiences in a natural and magical world.”
Woodroffe’s resignation marks the second recent high-profile departure from a Microsoft Game Studios project. Earlier this week, Halo Infinite director Chris Lee announced he had “stepped back” from his role on that title, although Microsoft says Lee remains employed at the company. Lee’s departure from Halo Infinite came just a few months after the game was delayed into 2021.