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38 Studios CEO steps down

Jennifer MacLean takes new role at Project Copernicus developer

The CEO of developer 38 Studios, Brett Close, has stepped down from his role at the company to pursue other opportunities.

Former senior vice president of business development, Jennifer MacLean, has taken on the CEO role.

"I've had the privilege of building 38 Studios to become an established force of IP creation and entertainment," said Close. "I leave with confidence in the future success of the company and have no doubt its products will excite gamers worldwide."

38 Studios was founded in 2006 and is working on Project Copernicus, a multiformat title expected to span videogame, comic, novel, toy, movie and TV formats.

"I'm proud to appoint as head of our company such a deserving and extraordinary member of the 38 Studios team," offered Curt Schilling, chairman of 38 Studios.

"As the new chief executive, Jen will continue the journey in delivering on our vision of creating new entertainment experiences. Brett's leadership over the last three years has well-positioned 38 Studios for the next phase of the company's development."

Most recently the studio acquired Big Huge Games from THQ to accelerate growth on the ambitious project.

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