“Walt Williams, a writer at 2K Games who has worked as lead writer on Spec Ops: The Line and senior writer for Evolve and Civilization: Beyond Earth, has left the company.”
“Williams ended nine years of working at 2K on Sept. 5, 2014. He took to Twitter to make the announcement, as well as clear up any confusion regarding his work and outline his future plans.
While he’s not leaving the games industry entirely, he will be saying goodbye to AAA game development in favor of indie projects here and there. His involvement in game development will be small in order to work on writing books.
His next two projects that will be released are Evolve and Civilization: Beyond Earth.”
Hopefully this doesn’t mean anything serious for Evolve, we still have @Matthew, who is no doubt writing up a juicy backstory for us all to learn about. This seems to be a case of someone who perhaps got bored doing the same thing, and as stated in one of the articles, he wants to try something different. Williams also praised 2K on Twitter.
This is reassuring news for us, because this means everything seems smooth over at 2K.
Unlike Naughty Dog, who had some issues with staff walking out for other reasons.