Eric Lang will step down from his executive role at CMON to focus on freelance game design and activism.
The move comes into effect on the 1st of September and CMOn will still publish Lang games such as Cyberpunk 2077, Blood Rage and the project with Mike Elliot codenamed Barrrge.
In a press release, Lang said;
The last three years have been fantastic, both professionally and personally. Over the past few months, we drafted a long-term release plan with some truly great titles, which will continue to bear fruit for many years to come. Now felt like the right time for me to return to my roots; focusing on game design and public advocacy for our amazing hobby.”
He discussed the move in a little more detail in a public Facebook post.
I will talk about my future stuff (including game projects and advocacy work) later. For now I’m focused on celebrating the last three years with so many amazing people.
Earlier this year, Lang was suspended from Twitter and then later reinstalled.
The designer had taken a stand on Black Lives Matter, being critical of Origins and stepping down as a guest after the group failed to support the movement in time.
Later, Lang noticed a “scumbag serial harasser” and his followers beginning to follow his Twitter account en mass and so used a tool to block them all. It is believed that Twitter’s automated systems reacted badly to this, and removed his account.
On Twitter, he took the chance to reassure people that CMON had been entirely supportive of his advocacy and activism and that this was not the reason why he was stepping from his formal role into a freelance one.
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