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Welcome to the team Darrell. 

 

SVP, Head Of Development at Activision
circa 2016  

Game Credits

 

Business

Lara Croft: Relic Run (2015)   (Head of Western Studios)
Thief (2014)   (Head of Product Development and Studios)
Tomb Raider (2013)   (Head of Studio)
 

Production

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (2016)   (Head of Product Development & Studios)
Lara Croft GO (2015)   (Head of Product Development)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)   (Head of Product Development & Studios)
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (2014)   (Head of Product Development & Studios)
Thief (2014)   (Head of Product Development and Studios)
 

Design

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Anniversary (2007)   (Director of Art)
 

Programming/Engineering

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006)   (Director of Technology)
 

Art/Graphics

Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008)   (Director of Art)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Anniversary (2007)   (Director of Art)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006)   (Director of Art)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006)   (Director of Art )
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Legend (2006)   (Director of Art)
Formula One 2001 (2001)   (Artwork)
Destruction Derby: Raw (2000)   (Texture Artists)
Formula One 99 (1999)   (Cars)
 

Support

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Anniversary (2007)   (Additional Object Support)
 

Thanks

Murdered: Soul Suspect (2014)   (Special Thanks)
Destruction Derby: Arenas (2004)   (Special Thanks)
 

Other

Tomb Raider (2013)   (Head of Studio)
The Tomb Raider Trilogy (2011)   (Studio)
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (2010)   (Studio)

  http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,194767/

 

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Last edited by Vasto - on 10 July 2018

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Well, he was at the head of Crystal Dynamics for the Tomb Raider exclusivity deal with Microsoft so he must have a good number of contacts there. I'm just kind of surprised he stayed with Activision for such a short time.

I wonder if this has anything to do with Microsoft wanting their own Uncharted?



Lots of experiance on Tomb Raider titles for Square Enix.... decent grab.



Darrell joins Team Booty.



pokoko said:
I wonder if this has anything to do with Microsoft wanting their own Uncharted *Horizon Zero Dawn?

Phil has said they where planning a game inspired by Horizon zero dawn.

Plus this:  https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/06/job-listing-suggests-microsoft-is-working-on-a-horizon-zero-dawn-style-game/

If they started mid 2017.... then somewhere around 2022 ? so its a Xbox Two title.



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JRPGfan said:
pokoko said:
I wonder if this has anything to do with Microsoft wanting their own Uncharted *Horizon Zero Dawn?

Phil has said they where planning a game inspired by Horizon zero dawn.

Plus this:  https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/06/job-listing-suggests-microsoft-is-working-on-a-horizon-zero-dawn-style-game/

If they started mid 2017.... then somewhere around 2022 ? so its a Xbox Two title.

I'd be surprised if Phil said that, he would basically be leaking a game Sandor Roberts is the owner of a 3rd party recruitment agency whose clients include Playground Games so very likely that job posting is related to Fable IV which would come under Shannon's Team so I'm curious what exactly Darrell is doing.

 

OT from Square Enix: Darrell Gallagher left Square Enix after more than 10 years with the company. Darrell has worked as Square Enix’s Head of Product Development and Western Studios, where he shepherded the successful launches of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft Go, Life is Strange and Just Cause 3, and queued up other major launches, including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Hitman. Prior to that, he was Crystal Dynamics’ Studio Head, where he led many projects including the reboot of Tomb Raider.

Darrell Gallagher also served as Senior Vice President and Head of Development at Activision from 2016+

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Sounds like a great hire, I just hope they don't waste him like they did with Casey Hudson

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JRPGfan said:
pokoko said:
I wonder if this has anything to do with Microsoft wanting their own Uncharted *Horizon Zero Dawn?

Phil has said they where planning a game inspired by Horizon zero dawn.

If they started mid 2017.... then somewhere around 2022 ? so its a Xbox Two title.

I was referring to this:

“I’m a big fan of Uncharted,” said Spencer, “and I wish we had an action adventure game of that ilk. We’ve started some, and we’ve looked at them. But we don’t have one today of that quality."  https://venturebeat.com/2014/08/18/xbox-boss-on-uncharted/



Has some good history in the industry for sure. He will probably take the stage at Microsoft's E3 conference and introduce him self.

Last edited by Vasto - on 10 July 2018

Sounds like a job with nothing but meetings. Goodluck with that.

The game history looks good, good titles there.



 

All of those Tomb Raider credits. This couldn't possibly lead to MS making Tomb Raider a permanent exclusive, could it?