Killzone: Shadow Fall director and Guerrilla Games veteran Steven ter Heide has departed the Dutch developer after 12 years. In addition to leading production on the PlayStation 4 launch title, ter Heide also recently worked on both Horizon: Zero Dawn and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, so he’s got quite the portfolio.
It seems that the departure is purely down to personal ambition; in his leaving tweet, ter Heide talks about a “big adventure” and a desire to “start something new”. Our guess is that he’ll probably form his own indie studio, but we’ll need to wait to see his next move. Guerrilla Games has publicly thanked the veteran for his years of service, and wished him well.