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Vice president of development Rod Fergusson has confirmed that he will leave Irrational Games. For now, Fergusson is still at the company as he determines his next steps but is “in the process” of beginning his transition out.

“During my departure from Epic, I learned that Irrational was in need of a ‘closer’ to help finish BioShock Infinite,” Fergusson told Polygon. “I’ve been striving for better storytelling in the games I’ve worked on and I saw this as a great opportunity to learn from Ken [Levine] and his team on how to build a truly story-driven game. I am very proud of the work that I did and of the team and what they were able to accomplish on Infinite. Now with the game shipped successfully, I’ve done what I set out to do here and now I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life and career.”

Fergusson joined Irrational last August following the departure of former director of product development Tim Gerritsen.

Irrational has not yet commented on who will replace Fergusson (if anyone), but we’ve reached out and will update this story with any comment we receive.

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By Andrew Goldfarb