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    Rod Fergusson

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    Rod Fergusson is the executive producer and overseer of Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo franchise. He played a major role in the development of the Gears of War franchise, was VP of Development on Bioshock Infinite and the Studio Manager at Black Tusk Studios.

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    Rod Fergusson last edited by DarthBotto on 02/28/20 11:28AM View full history


    While working at Epic Games, Rod Fergusson took on the role of Senior Producer on Gears of War 2, among other things.

    On August 19th 2011, Rod Fergusson anounced via Twitter that he was promoted to Director of Production, as the Gone Gold Party of Gears of Wars 3.

    "Holy Crap! I just got promoted at the Gold Party! Say hello to the new Epic Director of Production! #itsallabouttheteam".

    In August 2012, Fergusson joined Irrational Games during the final stretch of development on BioShock Infinite as VP of Development.

    "Yes it's true, I'm leaving my family at Epic to join my new family at Irrational in Boston starting tomorrow."

    "And yes I've played Infinite and it's amazing! Can't wait for you guys to get your hands on it."

    On April 8th Fergusson confirmed that he will leave Irrational Games.

    "During my departure from Epic, I learned that Irrational was in need of a 'closer' to help finish BioShock Infinite

    "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 [Levine] 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."

    Returning to Gears of War.

    On January 27, 2014 Microsoft announced the purchase of the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games. Along with that purchase Microsoft hired Rod Fergusson to oversee the franchise at their Vancouver based studio Black Tusk Studios.

    Overseeing Diablo

    He managed Black Tusk Studios until February 5, 2020, when he announced that he would be departing for Blizzard Entertainment, to oversee the Diablo franchise.


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