Age of Empires returned with a delivery of the main line after more than 15 years thanks to the premiere a few months ago of Age of Empires IV. This project was carried out by creatives at Relic Entertainment and unfortunately one of their veteran leaders has just announced that he will be leaving the studio after decades of continuous work.
The creative in question is Quinn Duffy, a developer who served as director of design for Age of Empires IV. We know this thanks to an update on his LinkedIn account confirming that he is no longer part of Relic Entertainment after 24 years of being part of the SEGA-owned studio.
The developer’s 24-year experience in the video game industry was acquired by Relic Entertainment, a studio he entered in January 1998. The creative started as a designer and in 2002 he rose to the position of senior designer, and in 2008 he reached the position of chief designer. From 2010 to December 2021 he held the position of Design Director.
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Quinn Duffy worked on various RTSs for Relic Entertainment
The creative participated in the development of games such as Homeworld, Impossible Creatures and several deliveries of Company of Heroes. The last project he participated in was Age of Empires IV.
“I am very proud of the team’s work in Age of Empires IV. At Relic I had a passion for both the story and the RTS (real-time strategy) genre. This is why I couldn’t be more excited to have helped build a new part of this beloved and iconic franchise, “says the director. on LinkedIn.
Beyond his comment on his LinkedIn profile, Duffy did not speak about his departure from Relic Entertainment, so we do not know what the next step in his career will be.
In case you missed it: LEVEL UP had the opportunity to speak with Quinn Duffy and Relic Entertainment about the development of Age of Empires IV.
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Age of Empires IV is available on PC. You can find more about him if you visit his file or if you consult our written review.
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