After 19 phenomenal years the co-founders of Rocksteady Studio, Jamie Walker and Sefton Hill have announced they will be leaving the company. There was no ill will or negativity as they said their heartfelt goodbyes, making this a truly bittersweet moment for those who worked closely with them.
Jamie Walker and Sefton Hill had nothing but great things to say about their time at the studio, as their goodbye states,
"Our decision to leave Rocksteady was emotional to say the least! From the day we founded the company in 2004 all the way to today, Rocksteady has been our life and soul. It has given us the opportunity to do what we love most: make great games with exceptionally talented people. We are so proud of the team here for the games we have all made together, from our first game Urban Chaos, to the much-loved Arkham series, and now the epic Suicide Squad."
They also went on to state that working at the studio just felt different than any other workplace. They explain that the feeling of being a part of such a talented team is unlike any other, and they reminisce on some of the great times they shared with those they teamed up with. More so, they comment on some of the companies they had the pleasure of working alongside during their time at Rocksteady, most notably DC and Warner Bros. The studio was able to team up with DC and WB to create the Arkham Games, which includes their upcoming Suicide Squad game.
The two co-founders ensure that the fans know they are not to be forgotten as well, stating that "One very special ingredient in all of this is the Rocksteady fans. Their excitement and support for what we do is the fuel that motivates us to do our best." Lastly, they leave it off by making it known that they trust that Suicide Squad is left in the trusted hands of their new studio director Nathan Burlow and studio product director Darius Sadeghian.
Walker and Hill did state they will "begin a new adventure in gaming" in the letter, but as of right now, there are no details as to what projects they will be working on or studios they may be working with. Regardless, these two co-founders left their mark on Rocksteady that many won't soon forget, and seeing them go must be very difficult for those who had the privilege of meeting them within the studio.