Teddy Dief has left Square Enix Montreal after working for the firm since shortly after launching Hyper Light Drifter. Whilst working at Square Enix, Dief took the role of Creative Director and was leading a team working on a new IP after the success of Hitman Go, however the studio have now cancelled the project resulting in Teddy Dief leaving the company.
“I love the gamemakers I worked with at Square Enix Montreal. They brought incredible design, craft, and style to our game” – Teddy Dief
In his Blog Post, Dief says “My team were working on a game that I deeply wish we could have shared with you. But the business strategy of the studio shifted, and our project was sadly no longer compatible” thanked his colleagues at Square Enix that he worked with as well as fellow directors including Fez designer Renaud Bédard who co-started the project they were working on.
For now, Dief is re-entering the indie game market full time and is moving back to Los Angeles.