id Software exec departs for GameStop's digital distribution branch

id Software digital distribution manager Steve Nix recently confirmed that he's leaving the developer to fill the very same position at the gaming retail juggernaut GameStop. His new employer released a statement accompanying the announcement, which says, "Steve will lead the strategic development and execution of GameStop's digital download business," where he'll work with the company's other business units "to optimize GameStop's digital download shopping experience."

GameStop's got high hopes for the profitability of digital content -- and it sounds like a large portion of those hopes are balanced upon Nix's shoulders. We wish him luck, and cordially remind him to lift with his knees.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.