Speaking in a statement on the company’s official website, Krueger revealed that he decision to depart Helsinki-based developer was “very difficult,” but is confident in the developer’s future prospects.
During my 14 years at Housemarque, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work on one dream project after another, and had the privilege of working alongside some truly talented and wonderful people along the way. It’s been an honor to accompany Housemarque on this journey, witnessing our growth from our smaller arcade-inspired titles to the magnificent heights we reached with Returnal. We really shook the pillars of heaven together, and I will forever be proud of all the amazing things we’ve accomplished as a studio.
Departing from Housemarque was a very difficult decision for me, but I’m leaving the company with nothing but deep gratitude for the past, and a glowing optimism for the future – with an exciting new project in the works, a fantastic team that’s stronger than ever, and the continuous support of Sony and Playstation Studios, I know that Housemarque’s brightest chapter has yet to be written.
Housemarque hasn’t announced a sequel to Returnal, as it’s instead working on a brand new IP for its next project. However, it will feature various ideas and narrative concepts that were planned for that game but ultimately didn’t make the final cut.
[Source – Housemarque]