Earlier this week, Jeremy Gaffney, the president of Carbine Studios announced that he will be stepping down from his position in the company. Carbine is the company behind Wildstar.
In the announcement Gaffney explained:
“Focusing on family” is most often, in my opinion, a horseshit excuse you hear from executive types (usually departing with a forcible shove).
In my case, it is part of my reason for stepping down – through 2013, my wife and I lost six members of our families to various reasons – mostly cancer. I myself was diagnosed at the end of last year with a fatal-if-untreated form of skin cancer. I had let it go untreated/undiagnosed for over 9 months while focusing on work instead. I dodged a bullet; surgery was successful and I’m cancer-free – but (if you ever go through anything similar you’ll know) that’s a hell of a wake-up call.
You can find the announcement here.