After a successful 14-year stint at Housemarque, Harry Krueger, known for his direction on games such as Returnal and Nex Machina, is bidding farewell to the studio. Despite the difficulty of leaving, Krueger expressed great appreciation for his time at Housemarque and highlighted how each project was a dream realized. His contributions greatly contributed to the growth of the studio, moving from arcade games to ambitious projects such as Returnal, which marked a significant turning point for Housemarque.
Ilari Kuittinen, co-founder and CEO of Housemarque, recognized Krueger’s important impact on the development of the studio. Under Krueger’s leadership, Housemarque surpassed several milestones, including the rebirth of the arcade genre. Kuittinen sees this moment as an ideal opportunity for new leadership to take over and continue building on the foundation created by Krueger.
Housemarque is now preparing to embark on a major new project – “the next big hit” from Finland – carrying on the legacy and innovations introduced during the Krueger era. Sony absorbed him as an internal team in 2021, ensuring that his expertise continues to contribute to future projects at the studio.