Killzone Shadow Fall Director Steven ter Heide Leaves Guerrilla Games After 12 Years
Steven ter Heide departs Guerrilla Games for "something new."
Yesterday, Game Director Steven ter Heide announced that he was leaving Guerrilla Games — the team behind the Killzone series, RIGS, and recently Horizon: Zero Dawn — after more than 12 years with the company.
The news came via Twitter, where the director shared the following tweet:
— Steven ter Heide (@StevenTerHeide1) July 6, 2017
As you can see above, Steven ter Heide mentions that he is leaving to start “something new,” though details end there. Usually, a veteran of this caliber leaves to start their own independent studio — which if I was a betting man I would say is likely what will happen — however nothing is confirmed at the moment.
Guerrilla Games issued the following tweet as a reply, thanking the director for his years with the growing, Sony Interactive Entertainment-owned developer:
Thank you for everything, you will be missed!
We wish you all the best on your new adventure!
— Guerrilla Games (@Guerrilla) July 6, 2017
What this means for the Killzone series is likely nothing. However, one could speculate that combined with the recent enormous success of Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is surely going the series route, Killzone could be on the back-burner for awhile, and thus this aided Steven ter Heide in his decision. However, this is just mere speculation.