Starbreeze AB has announced that Stéphane Decroix has joined Starbreeze as its new Chief Development Officer. Decroix spent the past 20 years working at Ubisoft in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as Executive Producer at Ubisoft Montreal. He will be responsible for the development of new internal content and will be part of the executive management board.
Prior to Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2, Decroix contributed to some of the main Ubisoft franchises like the various Tom Clancy brands, Might & Magic, and Just Dance. At Starbreeze, Decroix will be responsible for all internal development projects, including Overkill's The Walking Dead, Crossfire, the PayDay franchise, and Geminose.
Bo Andersson Klint, CEO at Starbreeze, says:
"I'm very pleased to welcome Stéphane to Starbreeze. To continue growing our company, we implemented the position of CDO and Stéphane will be complementing our existing management in the leadership of our game development. Stéphane will head all of our internal development projects under Starbreeze Studios and will further strengthen the focus of our core business. He has solid experience from game development in building and organizing huge teams. Most recently he was leading the strategic vision and development of the Watch Dogs brand, one of the fastest selling new IPs in the industry, and spearheading games with development budgets over 100 million USD and teams of more than 600 people."
"I'm very excited to join Starbreeze at this phase of the company's development. Starbreeze has made such an amazing journey with the success of PAYDAY and expanding to work with a game catalogue that is really impressive. The journey has just started, and I hope that my experience creating IPs, building and organizing teams will contribute in this process."