After over 8 years with Rogue Planet Games, the Executive Producer PlanetSide 2 and Head of the studio, Andy Sites, is leaving. Recently Rogue Planet Games, a development studio that falls under the Daybreak Games umbrella of studios, had been acquired by EG7.
Andy spoke highly of the work the entire team has accomplished over the past 8 years, and his love for PlanetSide 2 and the community. He posted a message in the PlanetSide 2 news feed, and provided a general response to the community thanking them for their well wishes as he looks forward to new opportunities:
So I made a decision today and it was perhaps the most difficult of my career. All of the kind replies, DMs and emails aren’t making it any easier. Everything about PS2 is special; the game, the team and especially the community. As excited as I am for my next steps... (cont) https://t.co/ROtT0LLyfB— Andy (@AndySites) January 16, 2021
Andy has left the studio in the hands of Lead Game Designer Michael Henderson, and Technical Director Chris Farrar. The team under his direction worked hard to transition PS2’s declining player base into a healthy renaissance when they began pushing out new, more exciting content. The changes appeared to have worked well enough that the team was able to expand development over the past couple years. Earlier this year, Rogue Planet Games was acquired in the purchase of Daybreak Games by EG7 – a video game holding company that has broad expansion plans through acquisitions.
Andy was a staple of Rogue Planet Games, who had a great rapport with the community. Many attest that he will be missed, despite his assurance that he still plans to be active within the community.
“While I’m no longer a member of the development team, I will continue to be a member of the PlanetSide community. And as a fan, I am excited for the future of PlanetSide - especially knowing what the team has planned for 2021 and beyond."
- Former Head of Rogue Planet Games Andy Sites
We look forward to seeing where Andy lands in the future.