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Haden Blackman steps down as Hangar 13 studio head

He will be replaced by Nick Baynes, previously studio head of Hangar 13 Brighton

Hangar 13 studio head Haden Blackman is stepping down from his role and leaving 2K, the developer has announced.

Blackman is leaving to "to pursue his passion at a new endeavour," said the announcement, which was initially shared internally to announce his departure to all staff.

"We are grateful for Haden's leadership in establishing Hangar 13, building and uniting teams in Novato, Brighton and Czech, and releasing multiple studio-defining Mafia games and collections," the announcement added.

"What Haden helped build will continue to carry forward and grow for years to come. We support all of our employees pursuing their passions, and we wish nothing but the best for him in what's next."

Blackman had been at Hangar 13 since its inception in 2014, having previously spent over a decade at LucasArts.

He will be replaced by Hangar 13 Brighton's studio head, Nick Baynes. The latter had joined the company in 2018 when the Brighton office was opened.

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