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Hangar 13 Studio Head Haden Blackman is Leaving 2K

Hangar 13 Studio Head Haden Blackman is Leaving 2K - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 May 2022 / 878 Views

Developer Hangar 13 announced studio head Haden Blackman is leaving 2K after joining the studio when it was established in 2014.

Hangar 13 Brighton's studio head Nick Baynes will be taking over Blackman's role. He joined the company in 2018 when the Brighton studio was established.

Blackman is leaving the studio "to pursue his passion at a new endeavor," reads the announcements via GamesIndustry.

"We are grateful for Haden's leadership in establishing Hangar 13, building and uniting teams in Novato, Brighton and Czech, and releasing multiple studio-defining Mafia games and collections," the announcement from Hangar 13 added,

"What Haden helped build will continue to carry forward and grow for years to come. We support all of our employees pursuing their passions, and we wish nothing but the best for him in what's next."

Hangar 13 developed 2016's Mafia III and 2020's Mafia: The Definitive Edition.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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Trentonater (on 05 May 2022)

Maybe he'll make another star wars game. Sounds like the time to get back in for the former lucasarts folks.

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