Splash Damage co-founder Paul Wedgwood steps down


Paul Wedgwood, co-founder and CEO of Splash Damage, has left the Bromley-based developer.

Fellow co-founder Richard Jolly has been appointed as the company’s new CEO. In a statement on its website, Splash Damage said: “After almost two decades at the helm of Splash Damage, Paul Wedgwood has taken the decision to step down. Richard Jolly, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer and Creative Director on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, has been appointed as our new CEO.

The rest of the Executive Team is unchanged and will remain as part of the company to support Rich in his new role.”

Jolly added: “Paul and I have been close friends for almost 20 years. He’s taught me a huge amount, and leaves us with a lasting legacy that ensures that employee and player happiness is central to everything we do. We all sincerely wish him the best of luck, and no matter where his next endeavour takes him, he’ll remain a part of the Splash Damage family.”

Splash Damage shot to fame via its work on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and is also involved in the development of Gears 5 and Gears: Tactics, both of which are due for release in 2019. Recently, it announced it was halting development of free-to-play online shooter Dirty Bomb. 

The engaging, articulate Wedgwood is a popular character in the games industry, but so far, he hasn’t announced what his next move will be. For further Splash Damage information, keep an eye on its website

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