Gavin Raeburn, Codemasters' executive producer on racing game franchises including Dirt
, has left the publisher for new, undisclosed opportunities.
"After successfully rebooting two of Codemasters’ heritage franchises as Dirt
, executive producer Gavin Raeburn has moved on to pastures new,” said Gavin Cheshire
, VP of Codemasters Development in a statement to VG247.
"Following the recent success of the award-winning Dirt 2
, it’s positive for any individual to move when they feel they’re at the top," Cheshire added. According to Raeburn's LinkedIn business networking profile, he joined Codemasters in 1988 as a freelance programmer, before moving up to a producer, then executive and senior executive producer at the U.K.-based company.
Cheshire assured that Raeburn leaves behind an "incredibly talented team that’s led by key players who will drive our racing portfolio forward." Codemasters' Dirt
games have garnered strong reviews from critics.