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Details emerge of Playdead split

Dispute between founders lead to payout of €7.2m for departing Dino Patti

Some of the details behind the acrimonious split between Playdead's management, which resulted in the departure of co-founder Dino Patti from the company, have emerged after a Danish newspaper reported on a rift which had developed between him and creative director Arnt Jensen.

What exactly caused the initial breakdown in communication between the two friends remains unclear, and neither party is wiling to make those details public at this time, but Patti has stated that any press speculation on arguments about IP ownership and release schedules is unfounded. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, he said that the reasons remain private.

However, he did confirm that the conflict lead to Jensen submitting a letter of resignation, and that the nature of that letter is what lead to the irreconcilable differences resulting in Patti's departure.

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