Good news for fans of Jens Andersen’s leadership of DC Universe Online over the last several years: He’s gotten a nice promotion. Daybreak announced today that Andersen’s been appointed the Executive Creative Director of the studio. Even more intriguing is the news that Daybreak is working on a new game.
I’d also like to announce our newest Executive Creative Director at Daybreak Games: Jens Andersen. Jens has been the driving vision behind DC Universe Online as its Senior Creative Director, and this new role expands his creative direction to include not only DCUO, but also H1Z1, PlanetSide 2, EverQuest Next, and an as-yet unannounced title we’re currently working on. It’s an extremely exciting opportunity for Jens, and we could not be more thrilled to have him join the executive team here at Daybreak. [Emphasis ours.]
Andersen posted a letter to the DCUO community earlier today, hat-tipping Associate Creative Director SJ Mueller, who will helm DCUO going forward, and Jesse “Loche” Benjamin.
It’s moments like these that make me reflective. I’ve been heads down on DCUO for quite a while now. So long that, in thinking about it, my day-to-day on DCUO has actually evolved quite a bit over the years. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been on this game for nearly a decade. In that time, the game has gone from nothing, to an Alpha, to a Beta, to eventually launching on PC, PS3, and then PS4. It’s gone from being a retail disc purchase, to a free-to-play download, from DLC to episodes, etc. We’ve added so much content, and broken new ground. I have learned a ton – both good and bad – and throughout that time many of you have helped me on that journey. Thank you for that. Thank you for being a part of the community. Thank you for being a fan of DCUO.
The appointment coincides with Daybreak’s move to consolidate its San Diego offices into one location in a “brand-new, custom-made building that is larger and more equipped.”