In January, we reported that ArenaNet's unannounced project had a lead designer, Jennifer Scheurle, who identified herself as such in her Twitter bio. Unfortunately, Scheurle revealed today that she is no longer with the company, an announcement that places the future of that project in considerable doubt.
I just lost my job at ArenaNet as of today as part of a re-shuffling of projects, which means I am looking for a job as a Game Designer pretty much immediately.
— Jennifer Scheurle (@Gaohmee) October 14, 2020
As Scheurle said that her dismissal was "part of a re-shuffling of projects," that leads one to think that she might not have been the only employee let go. As of right now, we haven't heard of anyone else leaving the company, but we'll update this piece if we learn more.
Just as unsettling is the manner in which Scheurle was let go. She said that she was "locked out of my work computer within 10 minutes and I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye to my colleagues." That's not a great way for anyone to be dismissed, and we hope Scheurle, as well as anyone else who might be affected, can land back on their feet soon.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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