Elder Scrolls designer Ken Rolston and other industry vets join Turbine

Ken Rolston, the celebrated game designer behind role-playing titles such as The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, has joined MMO studio Turbine as director of design, the company said today.

According to a press release, Rolston will "lead the vision and the implementation of all aspects of game design for Turbine."

The company also announced the hiring of three technology leads: Alan Villani, formerly of Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios, as vice president of technology; Jai Singh, formerly of Zynga, as executive director of technical operations; and Demetruis Comes, formerly of real-time strategy game studio Petroglyph Games, as executive director of engineering.

"Ken, Alan, Jai and Demetrius are proven leaders that strengthen our team and position us well as we work to continue operations of our award-winning titles and bring new innovative experiences to market," said Turbine general manager Alessandro Galvagni.

Turbine, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is based in the Boston area and has worked on games such as Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited.

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