"The last 18 years have been an amazing adventure - from starting Arkane in 1999, to making our first game, Arx Fatalis, to joining ZeniMax Media in 2010 and releasing the Dishonored series and Prey to critical acclaim -r it is time for me to step out to spend some time with my son and reflect on what is important to me and my future," wrote Colantonio.
While it's not revealed what Colantonio plans on doing next, Arkane Studios' longtime designer Harvey Smith will be taking the reins in Austin while Colantino will stay on long enough to see a management change in Lyon, France.
Colantonio served as the studio's creative director, most recently on this year's Prey. "As I close, I'd like to thank the Arkane fans for their passion and support. I proudly join them as Arkane Studios' biggest champion, and I look forward to playing the extraordinary new games the studio is working on."