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Arkane Studios Founder and Prey Director Raphael Colantonio Resigns After 18 Years

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Onward to new ventures.

Raphael Colantonio was one of the founders of Arkane Studios, now best known for developing games like Dishonored and 2017’s Prey. In a blog post on Bethesda’s official website, Colantonio formally announced his resignation from the company. The departure is a cordial one, as Colantonio states that his resignation is to allow him some reflection to see where he wants to go from here.

‘The last 18 years have been an amazing adventure – from starting Arkane in 1999, to making our first game, Arx Fatalis, to joining ZeniMax Media in 2010 and releasing the Dishonored series and Prey to critical acclaim – it is time for me to step out to spend some time with my son and reflect on what is important to me and my future.


I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest people in the industry, and I feel extremely lucky to have been part of this journey with everyone at Arkane.

I’ve lived many magical moments. I’ve also been through the hard times. But, I can say that joining ZeniMax took things to the next level and gave Arkane the opportunity to emerge as a world-class studio. ZeniMax enabled us to make the best games that we’ve ever made. And I know there is even more to come.’

Prey is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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