New leadership, a new title, and looking to the future
Cold Iron Studios is proud to announce Elena Siegman as our new Studio Head, and Kendall Deacon Davis, as our new Game Director. With a wealth of experience in shooters and narrative, Elena— leading production and development—and Kendall—spearheading storytelling and game design efforts—are excited to lead the next major project for Cold Iron Studios.
“I’m honored for the opportunity to lead the talented developers at Cold Iron Studios into their brilliant future,” said Siegman, best known for her pivotal roles on beloved franchises such as Guitar Hero, BioShock and Destiny. “It’s my goal to make it as easy as possible for our team to share their career-defining work with players. We believe we’re brewing something special, and cannot wait to show the world what we’re working on.” Elena has over 20 years of experience leading teams, having developed AAA titles at Harmonix, Treyarch, Irrational Games, EA and Bungie—where she was the Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed Destiny 2: Forsaken.
Kendall Deacon Davis is a creative visionary who honed his craft on Microsoft’s Halo 4, and the BAFTA-nominated Wolf Among Us. Kendall went on to develop the lore for Honor of Kings, the world’s top-grossing mobile game and was the lead writer for ARK: The Animated Series. Most recently, he transformed the billion-dollar grossing game RAID: Shadow Legends into a fantasy animated series with over 20 million views on YouTube.
Alongside the new leadership, Cold Iron will be adding some long-requested updates to Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Cold Iron is committed to providing quality of life updates to Aliens: Fireteam Elite while hard at work on their next major project. Future updates will include many of the community’s most prominent requests, such as fixes to matchmaking and improvements to everyone’s favorite Synths, known by players as “Alpha” and “Beta”.
In the meantime, the studio is in full development on a new title. Building on the success of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Cold Iron is hard at work making a new experience for fans to sink their teeth into. More updates will be coming as development is further along.