Square Enix marketing veteran departs after eight years

Karl Stewart announces moves to advertising agency

Square Enix vice president of strategic marketing Karl Stewart has announced his departure from the company.

Stewart joined Eidos Interactive in 2006 and helped ship Tomb Raider: Legends. Since then he has also worked with Crystal Dynamics and most recently Square Enix.


But today Stewart announced his resignation on his blog, where he singled out his work on last year's Tomb Raider reboot as a career highlight.

"by far, the crowning glory of my time at Square Enix has been working at Crystal Dynamics and being a big part of rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise," he wrote.

"The opportunity to be a part of something as special as that game and around so many talented colleagues in Crystal Dynamics is something that I will remember for the rest of my career. A large part of my life went into that reboot and I thoroughly believe that Crystal Dynamics has created one of the most memorable, if not the biggest, reboot in video game history."

Stewart will relocate to LA in April to commence work as VP of Brand Development and Strategic Partnerships for Petrol Advertising.

The company's clients include Activision, EA, Capcom, 2K and Konami, among others. The company has also worked for Square Enix in the past.

"Square Enix is an amazing company, whether you work for one of its studios or publishing arms, or if you're thinking of joining, this company has given me the opportunity to grow and do what I love to do best, work in creative and ridiculously talented company at the heart of the video game industry.

"The potential for opportunity and growth at Square Enix is limitless."