Greg Rice announces Double Fine departure

After nearly a decade at Double Fine, business development vice president Greg Rice has announced that he is leaving the company for another position elsewhere.

Under Rice, Double Fine published the likes of Knights and Bikes and Gang Beats, but after the studio was acquired by Microsoft in June of this year, there were uncertain times ahead.

“Here’s something I never thought I’d say, yesterday was my last day at Double Fine,” Rice posted over on Twitter. “It’s been a dream come true working with the world’s greatest human (Tim Schafer) and the crew of incredibly talented, caring, wonderful people he’s assembled at Double Fine for the last decade.”

“I’m so proud of all the amazing things we’ve accomplished and really really sad to leave, but am comforted to be leaving them in a great spot with Psychonauts 2 looking amazing and the Microsoft sale ensuring many many more of the insanely creative games you’ve come to expect.

“It’s time I set off on some new adventures. I’ve got something really cool lined up, still in games, and am excited about the future. But for now, I’m going to enjoy these final moments with some of my best friends of all time and try not to dissolve into a puddle.”

The writing had perhaps been on the wall shortly after Double Fine’s acquisition, when boss Schafer described the studio’s potential evolution as “kind of an unknown,” adding “from a business sense, I don’t know if it structurally makes sense to have a publisher within (another publisher). It’s a complicated issue.”

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