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BioShock Infinite
Rod Fergusson Departs Irrational Games Having Helped Wrap BioShock Infinite
Written Monday, April 08, 2013 By Richard Walker
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Former Gears of War Producer Rod Fergusson is now a former Irrational Games employee, as he's announced that he's departing the developer following his work in helping wrap up BioShock Infinite. Fergusson left Epic Games to join Irrational back in August 2012, and is not sure where he'll head next upon leaving his current post.

"During my departure from Epic, I learned that Irrational was in need of a 'closer' to help finish BioShock Infinite," Fergusson explained. "I've been striving for better storytelling in the games I've worked on and I saw this as a great opportunity to learn from Ken and his team on how to build a truly story-driven game.

"I am very proud of the work that I did and of the team and what they were able to accomplish on Infinite. Now with the game shipped successfully, I've done what I set out to do here and now I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my life and career."

[Via Polygon]




 
 

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Comment #1 by Kaskade
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 05:41:32 PM
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I bet MS will go after him hard to come back to be the guy in charge of all future Gears of War games.


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Comment #2 by MakoBallistic
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 05:44:16 PM
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That's a very orange beard.
Star


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Comment #3 by Caramel Cardinal
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 05:44:56 PM
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apart from delay it by a month i'm not entirley sure whether he actually did anything on bioshock, did well on first 3 gears though so hopefully he'll end end up improving nother series
i wonder if he'll end up working with cliffy b again


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Comment #4 by strawberry
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 05:49:42 PM
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@1 Except Microsoft has no control of what Epic wants to do with the gears franchise...


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Comment #5 by EMP
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 05:51:21 PM
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Gears hasnt been great since 1&2 IMO. No offence to the die hards.


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Comment #6 by Reed12
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 05:51:42 PM
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This guy seems like an ass


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Comment #7 by VyperJMc
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:08:00 PM
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#6 speaks the truth. Rod is the greedy soulless ginger who came up with the idea to charge $40 for disc locked weapon skins in Gears 3. This guy deserves to be sleeping in a cardboard box under a bridge somewhere.


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Comment #8 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:13:17 PM
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Why would he join just to leave once a game was released if he only jumped on board right at the end? Does his job have Golden Handshakes or some equivalent? Perhaps he wanted his name attached to a can't-fail game like BioNite to increase he future earning power? Puzzled.


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Comment #9 by ColdSpider72
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:13:39 PM
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That article needs less ginger.


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Comment #10 by WalterWhite
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:16:27 PM
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Fuck Rod Fergusson for the third time this week.

I hope we find out in the weeks to come that Irrational asked him to resign for all of his dumb fucking comments as of late. Hopefully we never hear from him again.


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Comment #11 by linktriforce007
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:17:40 PM
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I've hated Rod since the RAAM vs. Breen poll which was based off of 30times xp for Gears 2...


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Comment #12 by LickableLemons7
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:20:55 PM
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Can't say I really like Rod, especially after seeing these:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-14539-GDC-2013--Rod-Fergusson--We-Actively-Used-Achievements-to-Sell-DLC-in-Gears-of-War-3.html

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-14552-GDC-2013---Hackers-and-Modders-are-Really-Fucking-Lazy-”-Says-Rod-Fergusson.html


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Comment #13 by ZingZitang
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:22:29 PM
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@9

Hello. The comments now have more Ginger. . . thats me if you didnt understand what I was implying. . .

Lawl.

I would say #8 is pretty accurate. Now at future interviews he can say "Hey look what I did with Gears of War AND Bioshock Infinite."


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Comment #14 by NITEMARECREATOR
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:24:29 PM
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Rod - "I've been striving for better storytelling in the games I've worked on and I saw this as a great opportunity to [s]learn[/s] steal from Ken and his team on how to build a truly story-driven game."



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Comment #15 by tripleb2k
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:33:55 PM
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Thank god he wasn't in charge of the achievements.


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Comment #16 by Ghosty McGoo
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:42:10 PM
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I'm glad, with recent articles of him I felt that if he stayed with irrational they would have just started treating us gamers like brainless sheep.


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Comment #17 by The Kingslayer
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 06:47:20 PM
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Well that relationship didn't last long.


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Comment #18 by linktriforce007
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:06:40 PM
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@17 Longer than Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra's! Wham!


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Comment #19 by cheevo360
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:07:06 PM
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Awwww heheheh. At least He and Irrational Games done well done job with Bioshock Infinite. I hope Bioshock 4 will be stick and stay with Irrational Games unlike Bioshock 2 for different developers. :)


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Comment #20 by Si Alpha
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:07:36 PM
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Good, leave Irrational alone. And grow some eyebrows while you're at it.

I genuinely hope this was a rage quit because he arrived at Irrational and nobody wanted to listen to any of the crap that continuously leaks from his brain. You dicked about with Gears 3, you fucked the series up the arse with Judgment and then fucked off and left it to die and I am so, so glad that your infection didn't spread to Irrational. I hope the next company you work at charges you a microtransaction every time you wanna fart out a thought.


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Comment #21 by Fozki Razormaid
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:17:20 PM
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lets hope he stays away from bethesda and fallout 4


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Comment #22 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:20:51 PM
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@4

of course they do, it's like saying EA have no input in any EA published games...


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Comment #23 by Exu
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:27:35 PM
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That's the second-best thing I've heard about a ginger person departing today.


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Comment #24 by Lonewolff 7
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:40:21 PM
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The guy is a fucking dickhead.


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Comment #25 by CHICHO
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:41:11 PM
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@15 You're probably right. Then there might have been an achievement called "Infinitely Serious" - Get 10,000 kills in 1999 mode with your tv and console off while using the super secret, definitely not in the game, gun with a chainsaw bayonet.


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Comment #26 by immortality20
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:50:03 PM
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Any company would be lucky to have him, go get him Ubisoft! He's obviously a guy who makes AAA games and loves to work on new worlds. Hope hear more from him soon.


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Comment #27 by Hottub Cowboy
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 07:51:49 PM
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Lets hope he moves to Treyarch or Infinity Ward and stays there for the rest of his career.


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Comment #28 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 08:10:34 PM
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The Dude was second on the Credits of Bioshock Infinite, Hes rich as Fk


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Comment #29 by olthof75
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 08:27:21 PM
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Guy is a dumbass. Thank God he's gone.


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Comment #30 by Whiskey Minor
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 09:27:55 PM
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Every time I see this guys name I think of the SNL skit with Turd Ferguson.


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Comment #31 by WalterWhite
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 09:52:15 PM
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I'm glad he left before the Bioshock Infinite DLC releases. I'm guessing his contribution to that content would have included suggesting a fifty dollar pack of glowy skins for Booker which gamers would only see at one point during the DLC campaign when Booker walked by a mirror in a restroom. Which he would have coupled with an achievement called "Infinitely 3.0" where players would be required to get 100,000 kills with Skyline Strikes.

Fuck Rod Fergusson.


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Comment #32 by WalterWhite
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 09:55:08 PM
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Oh, and his face makes me want to kill a leprechaun.

Okay, I'm done. Unless there's a story about him tomorrow.


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Comment #33 by Achilles8249
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 10:13:44 PM
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Good riddance to this ignorant fuck who was blaming people hacking the socialite cheevo in Gears 3 when it was their fault. WTF is up with that beard?


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Comment #34 by Achilles8249
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 10:17:53 PM
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@20 LOL, your right, where are his eyebrows?


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Comment #35 by tunaleg
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 10:27:27 PM
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Fuck this guy for those butthole comments he made about GoW 3 achievements


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Comment #36 by Clubmixx
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 11:46:45 PM
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Irrational Games has to be one of the best developers around. Having someone like Rod Ferusson there would only damage the company.


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Comment #37 by Slayinfool
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 11:55:39 PM
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"very proud of his work"... As if Kevin Levine needed him... HA!


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Comment #38 by cbssi
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 12:56:52 AM
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I...what? What is Rod thinking?


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Comment #39 by seven43861
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 01:28:54 AM
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Nice headline Richard, that made me laugh a bit inside.


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Comment #40 by RoboSeal1
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 02:56:21 AM
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Rod go back to Epic nd kick some sense into them so we dont see another game like Judgment


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Comment #41 by Mishibishi
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 07:32:16 AM
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He would still do a better job back at Epic than most of the current Dev team working on Gears right now.


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Comment #42 by Ephidel
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 10:26:12 PM
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"Hey guys,

We're going to cut some content out of Bioshock Infinite and repurpose it as "DLC". Then we're going to ask you to pay for a Season Pass so you can enjoy the whole Bioshock Infinite experience that you've already bought for $60/£40.

So, now I've made my corrupt money, I'm leaving you guys.

So long, suckers. Trololololololol. 8==========D"

You know it's true.


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Comment #43 by DOOKH8R
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 03:00:22 AM
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Why do you keep spending so much time discussing this guy?


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