Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Director Brian Horton has left Crystal Dynamics and moved on to work at Infinity Ward, as mentioned on his Twitter account.
Horton isn’t just a veteran game developer, but he’s also an accomplished artist, and in fact he worked on the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot as Art Director. He will reprise this role at his new creative home, where he’ll work at Studio Art Director.
If you’re worried about Tomb Raider, Horton also mentioned on Twitter that Creative Director Noah Huges is still in charge, and that the franchise is still in “very capable hands.”
@TheWordnGames Noah Hughes was the Creative Director of both games and is still in charge, very capable hands 🙂
— Brian Horton (@BrianHortonArt) January 16, 2016
Personally, I definitely loved Rise of the Tomb Raider, and I’m quite curious to see if Horton’s contribution will help increase the quality of the studio’s upcoming Call of Duty game, which should be announced this year.