Square Enix veteran Karl Stewart leaves after 8 years
Karl Stewart is leaving Square Enix, where he worked for eight years on more than 25 games.
In his time with Square Enix and its subsidiaries Eidos and Crystal Dynamics, Stewart held four positions and served on titles such as Hitman and Batman: Arkham Asylum. His first project was Tomb Raider: Legend.
"But by far, the crowning glory of my time at Square Enix has been working at Crystal Dynamics and being a big part of rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise," Stewart wrote on his Tumblr today. "The opportunity to be a part of something as special as that game and around so many talented colleagues in Crystal Dynamics is something that I will remember for the rest of my career."
The former Square Enix vice president of strategic marketing is now moving to Petrol Advertising, where he'll join as VP of brand development and strategic partnerships.
Stewart has worked with Petrol on projects before, "from Batman to Tomb Raider to Thief, and on every occasion they’ve blown me away with their vision and creativity," he said. "So when the conversation started about joining the company which they’ve both worked extremely hard to develop and grow, there was no doubt in my mind this was the right next step for me, as they both think the same way I do."
Today marks Stewart's last day at Square Enix.