The WildStar site has been update with a "Personal Note from Troy Hewitt". For those who have been in and around the WildStar community, Hewitt is familiar as the Community Director for the company. In his letter, Hewitt reveals that he is leaving Carbine due to recent tragedies within his family that require him to be closer to home.
So it’s with no small amount of heartbreak that I announce that I’m leaving Carbine. Without going into too much detail, recent tragedies in my family require that I return home to be closer to my family. It was a decision I can only define as agonizing, but in the end, my family needs me.
Please understand: I love this team and I believe that WildStar is going to be blockbuster game. I’ve spent five amazing years learning more than I could have ever expected from all angles of the business of making games. It’s an experience I’ll remember and value forever, working with people that have become more than coworkers, but lifetime friends. I will miss them terribly.
The good news is that I leave you in capable hands, with Loic and David in North America, and Melanie, Mark, Jan and Akli holding down the fort for Europe, your community team will be working even harder to build a connected and engaged community like none other.
Read the full letter on the WildStar site.