NCSoft has revealed that Jeff Strain and David Reid have now left the company.NCSoft West president of product development Jeff Strain and president of publishing David Reid have both departed the MMORPG publisher/developer, on what NCSoft says are amicable terms.Jeff Strain was the founder of ArenaNet – the creators of the top selling Guild Wars franchise – before moving to the position of president of product development last September.NCSoft West public relations director Ryan James released a statement to MMORPG.com confirming both departures:”NCsoft West announces the departure of Jeff Strain, President of Product Development, who has chosen to leave NCsoft under amicable terms and NCsoft wishes him the best in his new endeavor. This does not change our plans or negatively impact our upcoming launch of Aion, and NCsoft remains very excited about the game’s launch on September 22nd in the U.S. and September 25th in Europe. These changes do not influence any other teams, development schedules or other launches.”Whether Strain and Reid were “pushed out” is unknown. Richard Garriot’s departure from NCSoft, although touted as being on friendly terms, turned out to be less than amicable.Thanks Guild Wars IncGamers
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