Mythic's Mark Jacobs on Leaving EA

04 Oct 2011

We've never really known why the BioWare/Mythic merger led to Mythic Entertainment co-founder Mark Jacobs' departure, but we do at least take away a generalized idea of what went on behind the scenes in this brief article-style interview on Eurogamer.
"Let me be very clear about this," he explained. "John Riccitiello is the CEO and it's his company. They bought Mythic. JR has the right to do whatever he wants. I will never look at him or say publicly 'why would you do that, bla bla bla?' That's not my job.

"They made a decision on a direction they wanted to go and obviously, as we put out in our joint statement, that wasn't a direction that had a role for me, or at least the role that I wanted. It really is as simple as that. Or at least publicly. Whatever went on behind the scenes, whatever we talked about, I have no intention of sharing that."

While it's clear the two parties didn't see eye to eye, Jacobs insisted that the split was civilised.

"One thing I'll say publicly about EA, they have been very good in what they've said post-departure regarding me. Similarly I've been good about what I've said about them post departure.

"Did I agree 100 per cent with them? Of course not. Did they agree with me 100 per cent? Of course not. If they did I'd still be there."
 
 

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