After stepping down as President and CEO of Daybreak in July, John Smedley has now seemingly left the studio altogether to head up a new company.
It was initially thought Smedley would take on a new role at the H1Z1, PlanetSide 2, and Everquest developer, with a Daybreak spokesperson confirming that its former CEO would be "taking some time off from the company for the near-term and transitioning to a different role" earlier in the year.
A change to Smedley's Facebook profile, however, has revealed that the veteran game developer has taken up the mantle of CEO at an unnamed California-based startup. While Smedley's profile still lists him as Daybreak's President, a recent company statement has all but confirmed his departure.
"On behalf of Daybreak, we wish Smed well in his new endeavors," said a Daybreak spokesperson, speaking to Game Informer. "Any questions regarding his new business should be directed to him."
Though he's keeping tight-lipped for the time being, Smedley has promised that more information on his new venture is "coming soon."