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Remedy names former RedLynx boss as its new CEO

Finnish studio hires Tero Virtala after 12 years at RedLynx

Remedy names former RedLynx boss as its new CEO

Quantum Break developer RedLynx has named former RedLynx boss Tero Virtala as its new CEO.

Virtala will lead the company into a new production model that will see it work on multiple game projects simultaneously.

The studio recently finished work on Xbox One and PC title Quantum Break. It has also partnered with South Korean games giant Smilegate to co-develop a game in its hugely popular CrossFire franchise.

Plans for mobile?

Virtala had worked at RedLynx for more than 12 years before leaving the studio in 2015.

During that time the studio developed numerous games for PC, console and mobile. Its most notable mobile game was Trials Frontier, released in 2014.

He’s also a board member for a Finnish IT company called Apped that creates mobile apps for clients.

Remedy is best known for its narrative-driven games like Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break for PC and consoles.

But the studio has dabbled in mobile in the past with titles like 2014’s Agents of Storm and 2011’s Death Rally.

2014's Agents of Storm was Remedy's last foray into the mobile market

Remedy’s announcement hints that the company is looking at new avenues for development.

It states that Virtala brings “vast experience of working on a wide range of games, including smaller scale productions as well as service-based triple-A titles”.

“At the core of Remedy are truly talented and passionate people, and their proven ability to create unique, world-class gaming experiences,” said Virtala.

“As the company moves towards multiple simultaneous game projects, it will offer more opportunities for the gamers, our people, partners and us as a company.”

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.