Tameem Antoniades no longer works at Ninja Theory Studio, which he and two colleagues founded in 2000.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

The departure of Antoniades was noticed by Polygon journalists. They and representatives of other media were invited by the studio to the Cambridge office for a preview session of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. Oli Welsh, the senior editor of the publication, noticed that Antoniades was not at the event.

Microsoft later confirmed to Polygon that Antoniades had left the studio. It is not reported when and for what reasons he left.

According to Polygon, the specialist worked on Senua's Saga Hellblade II only in the early stages of production. Three executives are currently responsible for the sequel:

  • Dan Attwell is the art director. He has worked on almost all of the studio's games except Kung Fu Chaos, released in 2003, and VR projects.;
  • Mark Slater-Tunstill is a special effects director. He has been working at Ninja Theory since 2012, previously worked at Headstrong Games and Asylum Entertainment;
  • David García Díaz is a sound engineer. He has been working at Ninja Theory since 2015, before he worked at TequilaWorks on games such as RiME and Deadlight.

Antoniades began his career in the gaming industry in the 1990s. First as a programmer, and then as a game designer, he had a hand in developing games like Beast Wars: Transformers and Dig Dig Deeper. In 2000, he, Nina Kristensen and Mike Ball opened a studio called Just Add Monsters, which was renamed Ninja Theory in 2004.

Antoniades was involved in the development of all Ninja Theory games. In particular, he was the creative director of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and the game director of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Senua's Saga Hellblade II is scheduled for release on May 21. The game will be released on PC and Xbox Series.

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