I don’t use LinkedIn a lot, but it’s not a bad resource to update your resume just in case someone needs it. It is also a great place to find out things.
While I was updating today, I noticed that Civilization 5 lead, Jon Shafer had updated his work history:
I have sent emails to Shafer and Firaxis PR for comment. I can confirm that Shafer has indeed left the building, but I have no information on the whys, wherefores or where tos.
I will update this post as the information becomes available. I do know that Shafer spent his last weeks at Firaxis crunching on the patch to get Civ to a better place. Maybe we can get him on the show for more than 15 minutes now.
UPDATE: Jon Shafer replied with this comment, which says nothing, but since I said I would run a comment, here it is:
I very much enjoyed my time Firaxis, worked on many projects that I’ve very proud of and got to know a lot of amazing people. I’m appreciative of the opportunities provided by Firaxis and 2K, and hope to see (and play) more great games from them in the future.
He would also like it made clear that he left of his own accord and was not dismissed by Firaxis.
UPDATE 2:: Another non-comment but good wishes from Firaxis marketing
director, Kelley Gilmore.
We are grateful for Jon’s contributions to Firaxis and the Civilization franchise and wish him all the best in the future.