Crackdown and APB developer Realtime Worlds has hired Gary Dale as its new chief executive officer.
Dale was most recently at Take-Two, but has also held senior positions at Capcom, Rockstar Games, BMG and Buena Vista Home Entertainment.
"Having worked with Gary earlier in his career at BMG Interactive, I am deeply impressed with his management style and profound understanding of the entertainment business," said David Jones, co-founder and creative director of Realtime Worlds.
"As RTW transitions from being a traditional developer to an online publisher I could not be happier that Gary will lead us through this exciting phase of our growth. His years of experience at companies such as Capcom and Take-Two will prove invaluable in ensuring we meet our goals of becoming a world leading next-generation online publisher.
Dale announced he was leaving Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two at the start of the year, although his last official day was April 15.
"Realtime Worlds is one of the most innovative game companies in the world," said Dale.
"The company is on the verge of launching products that will change current conceptions of what MMO games are about. I can’t imagine a more exciting opportunity than to join this talented and creative team as we prepare to deliver such ground-breaking and high quality online entertainment to gamers around the globe."