Rumors began to circulate earlier today that Mark Kern was no longer in the CEO capacity at Firefall developer Red 5 Studios. That news has now been confirmed by Community Manager Matt ÂPhobosÂ DeWald on the Firefall forums. DeWald confirmed that Mark Kern left the role of CEO at Red 5 yesterday and that Vice President of Development James Macauley will be moving into the role as the comany's new CEO. The DeWald's full message is as follows:
My apologies for the delay in responding to this thread. Obviously things have been a little hectic around here and we wanted to meet as a team before providing any additional details.
As of Thursday, December 19th, Mark Kern is no longer the Chief Executive Officer of Red 5 Studios. Mark founded Red 5 Studios in 2006 to provide exceptional game entertainment along with a world-class team of developers working on the MMO Shooter, Firefall. Red 5 Vice President of Development, James Macauley, will be moving into the role of acting CEO. The team at Red 5 continues work on Firefall and looks forward to all that we have to offer in 2014.
We hope that you will all be kind enough to not pry for additional details at this time and respect all the parties involved. We have a lot of work ahead of us to make Firefall the game we all know it can be. We are still moving forward with all of our current development. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Nothing more was revealed about what transpired. Our best wishes go out to the Red 5 team and Mark Kern.
Source: Firefall Forums