Steve Gaynor apologises for “hurtful leadership style” having stepped back as Open Roads lead

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Steve Gaynor, co-founder of Gone Home developer Fullbright, is no longer the lead on the studio’s next title, Open Roads, following complaints about his leadership and treatment of women, but remains as a writer.

Gaynor actually stepped from his role back in March. He still works on the upcoming narrative game, but with no day-to-day interaction with the team. Instead, the title’s publisher Annapurna Interactive is acting as a mediator between Gaynor and the studio.

The decision follows a series of ongoing complaints against Gaynor and his behaviour, which Polygon reports has led to the departure of

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