Denver, CO – March 2nd: Award-winning independent developer New World Interactive today announced it has appointed Keith Warner as Chief Executive Officer.


Mr. Warner, who previously held the role of company President, replaces New World Interactive Founder & Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Blum, who will become Strategic & Creative Advisor effective immediately.



“Jeremy founded New World Interactive in 2010 and has been the driving force in the development of our first three successful titles. championing extraordinary creative and gaming experiences enjoyed by over ten million gamers worldwide.” – Keith Warner, President


Mr. Blum will become the company’s Strategic & Creative Advisor going forward now that a strong leadership team is in place that is well suited to take New World Interactive into a new era.


Over the past six months, New World Interactive has made several key hires from high-profile AAA studios to expand its leadership team as the company grows its Canadian operation New World North Ltd. in Calgary. Tencent, Sony, and Epic Games veteran Derek Czerkaski joined the company as Head of Production. BioWare veteran Michael Grills joined as Art Director. Ubisoft and Electronic Arts veteran Christophe Martin joined as Head of Product.


“Being New World’s CEO and Game Director over the past decade has been the greatest honor of my life. I take great pride in having led New World to where it is today, overcoming the startup challenges we faced as a small indie team trying to make our mark in an unforgiving industry. It’s been the people I worked with and the experiences we created together that will remain closest to my heart. As I move on to the next chapter in my personal and professional life, I’m highly confident that Keith is my natural successor as CEO. We’ve been partners for nearly ten years and there’s no one I trust more to take on the job that lies ahead.” – Jeremy Blum, Founder


Mr. Warner started his tenure as CEO by addressing the team and key stakeholders on his vision to build upon the success of Insurgency: Sandstorm and legacy set by Jeremy Blum, as New World Interactive transitions from a small AA studio, to firmly challenging AAA-quality. With a focus on higher production budgets, unified platform launches and the development of innovative games, New World Interactive is poised to leverage it’s over 10 million worldwide players into a much larger audience.


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About New World Interactive: New World Interactive LLC is an award-winning independent developer known for Insurgency (2014), Day of Infamy (2016), and Insurgency: Sandstorm (2018). The company’s games have sold over 7.5 Million units worldwide on PC, and have thousands of loyal fans playing online at any moment.