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Studio director at Arkane Lyon leaves after 17 years

Romuald Capron looking to pursue new opportunities and spend time with family

Head of Arkane Lyon Romuald Capron has stepped down from his position after 17 years at the company.

Capron announced his departure via a LinkedIn post, spotted by VGC. The executive joined the company in 2005 as chief operating officer and production director, and was promoted to studio director in April 2019.

"After more than 16 years of helping Arkane Studios Lyon to grow and become the world-class AAA studio it is today, this was a very hard decision to make," he wrote. "But I was feeling the need to try something new and also have a bit more time for me and my family.

"I'm very proud of what we accomplished with this amazing team. The successful launch of Deathloop is just another proof that Arkane has a very bright future and unique place in our industry.

Capron also noted that he is leaving the studio "in very good hands" under the leadership of Dinga Bakaba, game director and co-creative director, Sébastien Mitton, co-creative and art director, Hugues Tardif, technical director, and Morgan Barbe, executive producer.

"As for my own future," he added. "My goal is to keep on helping video game companies, and others, to make their creative vision become a reality, since that's what I love to do. Stay tuned..."

Arkane Lyon released the highly-anticipated shooter Deathloop last month, to critical acclaim. You can read our Critical Consensus on the game here.

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