Telltale Games Names Former Zynga Boss Its New CEO
The sovereign studio behind the famous Game of Thrones, Walking Dead as well as Minecraft adventure games that is Telltale, has a new CEO. The prior executive at mobile and sociol gaming giant Zynga, Pete Hawley, has been employed to manage Telltale.
Hawley has taken the place of Dan Connors, the Telltale co-founder who was CEO prior to Kevin Burner in 2015. When Burner had quit, Connor again became the CEO in 2015. Concurrently, Telltale’s board of directors was searching for a stable substitute for its CEO, leading up to the declaration of Hawley in the supreme role this week.
From 2014, Hawley served as a senior vice president as well as general manager. According to VentureBeat, Hawley stated, it is “quite an honor” to work for Telltale.
Hawley stated "I've been a huge fan since Telltale reinvented the old LucasArts games. Now it is working with some of the biggest intellectual properties in the world. It was too good an opportunity to pass up."
Prior to uniting with Zynga, Hawley was a production lead at Fable studio Lionhead, working side by side with Peter Molyneux on that series from 1993 to 2003. He then joined Sony from 2003 to 2005, then EA from 2005 to 2010.
Telltale has a sum of eminent projects in the work, containing follow up seasons for its Wolf Among Us as well as Games of Thrones of franchise.