Former Call of Duty veteran Chad Grenier, who went on to help co-found Respawn Entertainment and create Titanfall and Apex Legends, has announced his departure from Respawn after 11 years at the studio. Grenier’s most recent role involved leading the Apex Legends team.
Grenier penned a farewell letter to fans, reassuring them that Apex Legends was in good hands and he’s confident it’ll continue to thrive. Steven Ferreira will now take over as Apex Legends‘ Game Director.
Part of the letter reads:
Few words can elegantly describe my 11 years at Respawn. After helping to co-found the studio, bring the Titanfall universe to life, and launch the incredible experiment that is Apex Legends – it’s been an unforgettable ride to say the least. But today, this crazy chapter comes to an end.
Apex Legends is in great hands and I feel like I can walk away knowing this game and community will continue to be taken care of. We’ve got years worth of content in flight, and I can’t think of anyone better than Steven Ferreira to take over as the game director and make sure it’s done right. Steven joined as a lead on the Apex Legends team shortly after launch in June 2019, where he’s been running half of the team and serving as my right hand for the other half. At Respawn, we’ve always believed that new leadership and new team members mean new ideas, new energy, and new innovations. This couldn’t be a more accurate statement to describe Steven’s many contributions over the years.
Grenier didn’t announce his future plans.