Cryptic Studios co-founder Jack Emmert is leaving Cryptic to become the CEO of Daybreak Studios in Austin. The studio is in charge of Daybreak’s Superhero MMO DC Universe Online. That make Jack’s third superhero MMO as he has previously worked on City of Heroes and Champions Online. Speaking about his new role he said the following.
“I’m very proud of what we accomplished at Cryptic Studios, and I’m ready for a new set of challenges. As a lifelong comic book fan, I’m thrilled to become part of the DCUO team and eager to engage and play alongside new communities of players. I look forward to being a part of the future of DCUO, as well as guiding our roster of new titles out of Daybreak Austin.”
It’s difficult to imagine Cryptic Studios without Jack, but this is a fantastic opportunity for him and for DCUO. We can’t wait to see what other titles Daybreak has up their sleeves, hopefully Jack’s appointment suggests there will be more in the superhero genre, it’s sadly lacking despite the massive popularity in the film industry. We look forward to seeing what this means both for Daybreak Studios and Cryptic Studios in the future.
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