Following delays, Star Citizen executive producer leaves Cloud Imperium Games

star citizens arena commander module free this weekend citizen
With any project as ambitious as Star Citizen, it’s to be expected that there are going to be rough spots along the way, and it seems like the project has currently hit one of those. Last month the game’s FPS module was put on hold, and now a key staff member has departed.

Executive producer for Star Citizen Alex Mayberry has left developer Cloud Imperium Games, Game Informer confirmed yesterday. His departure is stated to be for “personal reasons,” and the developer stresses that this has nothing to do with Star Marine’s delay.

“We were sorry that Alex had to leave the CIG family,” a representative for Cloud Imperium told GameSpot, adding that the departure will not affect the game’s forward momentum. “No impact at all on development. In fact, it’s full steam ahead for us.”

Global head of production (and brother of company head Chris Roberts) Erin Roberts will take over most of Mayberry’s duties. As for Mayberry, his plans are currently unknown, but given his industry pedigree, it’s unlikely that he’ll remain out of work.

Mayberry was hired at Cloud Imperium Games in May 2014, after working for Blizzard for more than a decade on projects that included World of Warcraft and the Diablo franchise. After moving to Cloud Imperium, Mayberry oversaw Star Citizen‘s development, reporting to Chris Roberts directly.

Last month saw something of a reversal of the above, with senior producer Travis Day leaving Cloud Imperium to take a job at Blizzard. “Travis is going to work for Blizzard, which is a dream job for him. We’re terribly sad to lose him, but also incredibly happy for him because he’s doing something he always wanted to do,” Cloud Imperium’s Ben Lesnick wrote in a forum post addressing Day’s departure.

In the meantime, Cloud Imperium is forging ahead with Star Citizen‘s development, including the opening of new offices in Frankfurt, but we’re still a long way out from seeing the game as anything resembling a finished product.

Movies & TV

Here are all the TV shows and movies we expect to see at Apple’s March 25 event

Apple has an ambitious slate of original programming it has been developing in recent years, so will the March 25 event finally reveal when — and where — we will be able to see some of these TV shows and movies?
Podcasts

Stranger Things 3 trailer, Deadwood movie, Bill and Ted return

On this week's show, we've got a ton of new trailers to discuss, from HBO's Deadwood revival to the first look at Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. We'll also discuss Netflix's interactive TV show starring Bear Grylls and more!
Movies & TV

The Mandalorian snags Taika Waititi as the voice of a classic Star Wars villain

The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series planned for Disney's streaming video service, will be one of the most expensive television shows ever made. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Gaming

A new hope is lost as Disney dismisses rumors of a revival of Lucasfilm Games

According to job listings on the Disney website, the company has plans to revive Lucasfilm Games. This comes as a surprise following the shuttering of LucasArts in 2013 and could potentially mean more Star Wars games.
Deals

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for March 2019

Looking to score Nintendo's latest console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on bundles that feature must-have games like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Zelda: Breath of…
Gaming

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit has a ton of games you can play with starting April 12

Nintendo Labo: VR Kit has a plethora of games to play after you're done building the Toy-Cons. From an on-rails alien shooter to a deep sea photography adventure, here's what you can play with Labo: VR Kit. You can even make your own games.
Gaming

Get Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for free when buying an Xbox One

You can get Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for free when buying an Xbox One from Newegg. Eight different bundles are available for this deal, so you can walk away with Sekiro and another game such as The Division 2 or Anthem.
Gaming

How to break Posture and deal a Shinobi Deathblow in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredibly difficult game, and managing the Posture system is a key part of improving and tackling the latest From Software title's most challenging sections.
Gaming

Here's what we know about the Dark Souls developer's next game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest game from Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software. Here is everything we know about the new game, including its setting and combat changes.
Gaming

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.
Gaming

Here's a look at how the Epic Games Store is sizing up to the competition

The Epic Games Store has picked up exclusives left and right since its launch last December. From AAA games like The Division 2 to wonderful indies like Hades, the Epic Games store has an impressive library of exclusives.
Gaming

Master Shinobi combat with our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice beginner's guide

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of the hardest games of the generation, and it can be overwhelming, even for those who have played From Software's other games. Here is what you need to know to get started.
Gaming

World of Warcraft's allied races will make you want to start a new character

The Horde and Alliance are seeking new allies in their struggle for control of Azeroth. Whether you pledge your allegiance to the Horde or Alliance, we've got a guide to help you unlock every allied race that's coming in Battle for Azeroth.
Computing

Nvidia faces attacks from AMD, Intel, and even Google. Should it be worried?

Nvidia announced an expanded array of RTX server solutions designed to leverage the power of ray-tracing at GTC 2019. The effort will help Nvidia take on Google's Stadia in game streaming with GeForce Now, and the company's investments in…