J. Todd Coleman has announced that he is leaving KingsIsle to pursue other "entrepreneurial" options. Coleman has been with KingsIsle since its founding and was the co-creator of both Pirate101 and Wizard101.
While Todd’s presence in the organization will certainly be missed, Josef Hall, also co-creator of both games, will remain at KingsIsle and take on additional responsibilities. As for KingsIsle, we have a clear roadmap of exciting world and system updates for Wizard101 and Pirate101 over the next several years. Additionally, we have multiple unannounced projects underway that we believe will further establish KingsIsle as a leader in the online family entertainment space.
From Coleman's farewell letter:
What is next for me? I’m a storyteller, so I will keep doing what I do best – dream up ideas, breathe life into characters, build worlds for you to explore… only next time, I want to do it for myself. I’m an entrepreneur at heart. A new company, a new game, a new story… I’m not ready to say, but when I’ve got something to show, you guys will be the first to know.
Read more on the Wizard101 Facebook page.