Designer lays down Gauntlet

Game on course, says Midway.

Just weeks after Doom co-creator John Romero left his job as project lead on Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows, it's been revealed that top designer J.E. Sawyer has also said goodbye to Midway and moved on to pastures new.

The news should put rumours that Romero left over clashes with Sawyer to rest, but it's still not known whether either party jumped ship voluntarily or was pushed by Midway.

Sawyer announced his departure on the Mistress' Lair forums, writing: "Friday [July 15] is actually my last day at Midway."

"I am going to work for Obsidian [Entertainment], starting Monday." There he will work on the developer's biggest title, Neverwinter Nights 2.

Midway confirmed that Sawyer had left to US website GameSpot, stating: "Development on Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows has not been impacted in any way as a result of [Sawyer's] departure."

Apparently the game is "still on schedule to ship this fall" for PC, PS2 and Xbox.

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