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After almost 30 years, a video game legend resigns as CEO of the Elite Dangerous studio

Until now, David Braben served as CEO of Frontier Developments, responsible for popular management sagas.

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It is close to 30 years since he founded the company, but David Braben has decided that it is best to step aside 28 years later and stop being the CEO of Frontier Developmentsa development studio widely known worldwide with hits behind them such as Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster or Jurassic World Evolution.

Braben will continue in another role within FrontierIn Games Industry it is recorded that Braben does not completely abandon the company, but rather will take another role and will let Jonny Wats, creative director of the studio, take responsibility for the position. “Frontier is very important to me, and I am thrilled to be handing over my CEO responsibilities to the exceptionally talented Johnny Wattswho will do an excellent job”, he declared.

“Watts has the perfect blend of creative leadership and vision to capitalize on the momentum of business,” continues Braben. “I look forward to my new role at Frontier, as this change allows me to focus on our long-term strategic opportunities“.

David Braben joined the company in 1998carrying out development work, taking care of post-production and reaching the position of COO in the year 2012. You can take a look at the list of games developed by Frontiers Developments throughout all these years to realize that it is It is a fairly important study, especially in the PC world, although this August 30th they will launch a new title also for consoles, F1 Manager 2022, which proposes us to take control of an official Formula 1 team.

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