Over the weekend, Thomas Holt, the Art Director for Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play team shooter Paladins announced that he is no longer part of the Hi-Rez team. Holt announced his departure via Twitter. Like all such announcements, his was a bit bittersweet, pointing out how the studio has changed over time and lamenting his inability to spoil content while encouraging his followers to stay with him for all things art, travel, and games. Of course, it contained the obligatory, “I can’t tell you what’s next,” as well.

I wanted to let you all know that I’m no longer working at HiRez or on Paladins. I am thankful for my time at the studio and the opportunity to work and play with the amazing players in both the SMITE and Paladins communities. The game and the studio have changed so much but you, & the friends I met and worked with along the way, were always the best part of the job.

You can read the full post via TwitLonger. And if you don’t already follow Holt, you can do so via his Twitter account @loki_diego. If you dig art, games — or food — or just like interesting people, I’d suggest checking him out.

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QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.

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  1. RenTheRose on January 16, 2018

    We all know the real reason he left open beta 64

  2. Aaron on January 15, 2018

    I really like the art style in alot of hi rez games. He shall be missed.

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