11-10-2010, 01:46 PM
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EA undergoing major restructuring
EA Canada Head Out, Sports Studios Restructured Following NBA Elite 11 Cancellation [Updated]
| "Following a disaster that left EA's high-profile basketball sim NBA Elite 11 on the cutting room floor, the publisher has completely reorganized the way it develops games in its EA Sports brand, allegedly dismissing the game's studio manager in the process. |
According to our sources, all EA Sports development going forward will be driven by one core team that will oversee asset creation and sharing across multiple studios, much like is being done for Dead Space 2.
As part of this change, the general manager positions at the company's Tiburon and Canada studios have been eliminated. Former Tiburon GM Philip Holt is still with EA and is, according to a representative, "considering other options within the company," while Moira Dang, GM of EA Canada -- the studio behind Elite -- is no longer with the company."
I think this is a good thing that will enable all the studios to better share what they have to improve most of the games, especially sports titles.