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Ian Livingstone leaves Eidos

Ian Livingstone leaves Eidos

Mon 30 Sep 2013 4:08pm GMT / 12:08pm EDT / 9:08am PDT
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Veteran hands in notice at publisher after twenty years

Industry veteran Ian Livingstone is leaving Eidos after more than twenty years with the company.

Livingstone will continue in the games business with investments and mentoring in the mobile and online space, as well as continue with his projects The Livingstone Foundation and the Next Gen Skills campaign.

While at Eidos - which was bought by Square Enix in 2009 - Livingstone has had a hand in the launch of multiple IP including Tomb Raider, Thief, Deus Ex, Hitman and Legacy of Kain.

"Every industry has pioneers and legends, words which can be used too casually, but not in the case of Ian, who should be an inspiration to everyone making games all over the world," offered Phil Rogers, CEO of Square ENix US and Europe. "Without his creativity and vision, names like Games Workshop, Fighting Fantasy and Tomb Raider might never have been."

"Over and above his gaming success he has worked tirelessly to further the UK video games industry and more recently to promote education and computer literacy. Doing all this whilst devoting a lot of personal time to supporting numerous charities where he now wants to focus even more of his efforts.

"We thank Ian. They say 'Busy people make time' and I'm hopeful that our and Ian's paths will cross again."

4 Comments

Justin Biddle
Software Developer

159 484 3.0
He'll still be one of the founding authors of fighting fantasy books to me :D

Posted:A year ago

#1

Phil Elliott
Project Leader, Collective; Head of Community (Live Team)

163 29 0.2
Plus, he's an absolute gentleman as well.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Andreas Gschwari
Senior Games Designer

559 608 1.1
It was a big fanboy moment for me when i first met Mr. Livingstone at the very start of my career at Eidos. He is an absolute gentleman and rarely have i seen anyone as dedicated to interactive entertainment. He is an absolute legend and i am sure we will be hearing a lot more about him in the future!

Posted:A year ago

#3
I have a SEGA Pico that belonged to Ian. He gave me it as a gift when we moved Eidos from Domark's old offices to Wimbledon. Nice guy, always got a lot of time for the man.

Posted:11 months ago

#4

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