Doug Lombardi, who was instrumental during Valve’s meteoric rise, has left the company.
The executive stayed at Valve for as long as we can remember, but it looks like along with the other lay offs happening at the company, something serious is going down at Valve.
Valve are working on the Steam Box with third party partners and the people working on that project have been fired as well.
Here’s what his LinkedIn profile states:
Previous: Valve corporation, Sierra Online, CNET Networks
VP of Marketing
January 2000 – February 2013 (13 years 2 months)
Update: Apparently someone from Stickskills got in touch with him and he has denied it. But why did he change his title on LinkedIn, surely something was up, right?
Well, for now, this isn’t true and Doug is still at Valve.