Sebastien Puel leaves Haven Studios

Sebastien Puel left Haven Studios, the company he helped found, in March 2021. Puel left the studio in late February after just 10 months at the studio, and the departure has resulted in a new COO and Executive Producer within the company, who is currently their first game in an original IP address that will be exclusive to PlayStation.

What will Sebastien Puel do now?

Sebastien Puel has not revealed what he plans to do now that he has left Haven Studios. His LinkedIn profile currently states that he is AFK (away from keyboard) and it is unknown if he plans to stay in the gaming industry. Puel began his career with Ubisoft in 2004, working on titles such as the Assassin’s Creed franchise. He left Ubisoft in 2019 to join the Google Stadia Games team as general manager. When the team was disbanded, he founded Haven Studios with Jade Raymond, Pierre-Francois Sapinski. Paola JouyauxMathieu Leduc and Leon O’Reilly.

Sapinski will now become the COO of the company, while Jouyaux will now become Executive Producer. Haven Studios told GamesIndustry.biz that Puel remains on friendly terms with the team:

It is with great sadness that we share the departure from the studio of one of Haveneer’s founders, Seb Puel. Seb is a rare talent whose career and track record as a leader speak for themselves and we will miss his energy and enthusiasm as we continue our journey in Haven. Seb remains a dear friend of the Haven team and we wish him all the best in his next adventures.

In other news, No Man’s Sky got another major update today in the form of Sentinel. If you thought Hello Games was slowing down, think again, because Sean Murray confirmed that Sentinel was nowhere near the last update. Elsewhere, BioShock 4 is rumored to be delayed after Cloud Chamber has lost 40 developers since the studio was founded.