Consolidated Bloodlines 2 Designer/Writer Firings and New Hires

Consolidated Bloodlines 2 Designer/Writer Firings and New Hires

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Bear Squared

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Since most of the threads about the troubles with the firings and hirings at Hardsuit and Paradox got locked because they went off-topic, I wanted to consolidate them here and urge people to please not veer off topic or start insulting others or the staff - as it's really hard to sort through the main Organization Changes sticky and find the specific writing and design firings and hiring updates.

Critiques and commentary are fine.

Plus, it'd be easier to have an actual thread that focuses on the design and writing (and things that impact those disciplines) vs. the much broader thread.

Brian Mitsoda was fired on July of 2020, Lead Writer at Hardsuit
Martin Cluney was apparently fired on July 2020, Creative Director of Hardsuit
Christian Schlutter, Paradox's RPG Director, was apparently fired in July/August of 2020 and already had a new job in August of 2020 for JAGER in Berlin
Cara Ellison resigned and left in September of 2020, Contract Senior Writer at Hardsuit

New hires:

Samantha Wallschlaeger, former Mass Effect: Andromeda writer, was hired to replace Brian Mitsoda in October of 2020, now new Lead Writer at Hardsuit
Alexandre Mandryka of Ubisoft was hired to replace Martin Cluney in August of 2020, now Creative Director at Hardsuit
A new senior writer definitely working on Bloodlines 2, Jordan Lemos, was announced in late October 2020 now Senior Writer at Hardsuit

Questions:
Not sure who is replacing Schlutter at Paradox or if there's a lead designer being brought in to assist the Creative Director, but there is a posting for a Lead Designer on Hardsuit, apparently.

Please keep the discussion focused on design and writing-specific organizational changes and shifts - for more general stuff, there's the Organization Changes in general in the Sticky Thread!
 
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Blood Nugget

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Cara Ellison is now at League of Geeks, hope she is happy there.

Mitsoda is on a new project, right? Good for him, hope he's recovering after what feels like a pretty brutal turn of affairs. :(

Then again, things may have been different behind the scenes, but if he was a nightmare to work with, then they shouldn't have squeezed all the hype they could out of him, it just feels hypocritical.
 
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wasn't there something about someone from Hare brained schemes getting a bigger role as well?
 
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I don't know if that was a bigger role vs. the role being made permanent, which would make sense (especially if there's a lot more work to do, might as well settle in).
 

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I didn't hear anything about that. What's the new project about?
I don't know, I think it's a secret/in pre-production, probably both.

Am glad he's still working, though, the Bloodlines firing must have hit hard, but he kept on his feet. Good for him.
 

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I don't know, I think it's a secret/in pre-production, probably both.

Am glad he's still working, though, the Bloodlines firing must have hit hard, but he kept on his feet. Good for him.
Do we know because he mentioned it or did he get hired somewhere?

Yeah, I am glad for him as well, I hope he gets to work on an interesting project.