The CEO of Telltale Games has stepped down, citing the need for somebody to take the studio to the “next level” to take his position.
Kevin Bruner had been CEO of Telltale Games since January 2015, but he has now left the company, according to Gamespot. Studio co-founder Dan Connors held the position of CEO prior to Bruner and will be stepping back into the role now in Connors’ absence.
While Connors has officially departed from Telltale, Gamespot says he will remain on the studio’s board of directors during the leadership transition. Whether he will stay on the board after the transition is unclear, says the outlet.
Kotaku reports that it obtained an email sent from Bruner to the rest of the studio. In that email, he said that he is stepping down from his position to “pass the reins to someone that can better drive Telltale to the next level and realize all the potential that is here.”
Telltale Games is known primarily for its episodic, story-based series adapted from popular franchises such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. The studio is currently working on a series based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy that will release later this year.