Using a mixture of geek culture references, former Red 5 Studios
CEO Mark Kern posted a brief statement on MMORPG.com
to address his departure from the Firefall
Kern referenced the event as his "Kobayashi Maru test" and insinuated that fans shouldn't fully believe what they may have heard. "While there have been rumors about whether I was demoted, terminated, or maybe even corporately executed, I will only say this: Remember that Han always shot first," he wrote. Kern said that he had fond memories of his time with the company and wished the studio success in the future.
Mark Kern was let go from Red 5
on December 19th and replaced by acting CEO James Macauley.
[Thanks to ArchDevi for the tip!]