Jon Shafer Leaves Firaxis

Flash of Steel is reporting that Jon Shafer has left Firaxis. Shafer served as the Lead Designer and Principal Gameplay Programmer for Civilization V.

The Marketing Director for Firaxis, Kelley Gilmore, says of Jon, “We are grateful for Jon’s contributions to Firaxis and the Civilization franchise and wish him all the best in the future.”

Shafer has made this comment:


I very much enjoyed my time Firaxis, worked on many projects that I've very proud of and got to know a lot of amazing people. I'm appreciative of the opportunities provided by Firaxis and 2K, and hope to see (and play) more great games from them in the future.
Feel free to discuss Shafer's exit on our forums, and thanks to forum member Windsor for the news tip.

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