The Sega Curse Continues
Yesterday, Ron Gilbert, the man behind Sega-published The Cave and one of gaming’s greatest minds in the West, announced his departure from Double Fine Productions, the studio that developed The Cave.
“Now that The Cave is done and unleashed on an unsuspecting world [....] it’s time for me to move on from Double Fine and plot my next move,” Gilbert said on his personal blog. “I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave. It was a true pleasure to work with every one of them over the past two years. So much fun. I will miss them all.”
No specific reason was given by Gilbert for his departure, but for Sega, it is in some respects another black eye for their efforts toward smaller, more independent titles. In January, an interview revealed Owlchemy Labs, developers of Sega published Jack Lumber, severed ties with the company. Last month, leaders at Arkedo Studio, the team behind Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, announced the group was being dissolved. Gilbert’s departure from Double Fine marks the third time in three months a project Sega has been involved with has seen unfortunate after effects for the development studio.