Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 06:32 BST
Madden NFL executive producer exits EA Sports
Madden NFL executive producer Phil Frazier has farewelled EA Sports after 14 years.
“We appreciate Phil’s 14 years of work on the Madden franchise and recognize he was looking for a new opportunity,” EA Sports told Kotaku.
“Our team is changing to tackle new opportunities and we’re confident in the new organizational structure and leadership we have in place.”
Roy Harvey, executive producer of EA Tiburon stablemate NCAA Football, is said to be taking over Frazier’s role.
This is the second high profile departure from the franchise in the course of a few months, with creative director Ian Cummings announcing his departure in April.
Rumours suggest EA Tiburon has lost a number of other Madden developers, and a new studio, Row Sham Bow, has sprung up nearby, apparently founded by an ex-Tiburon staffer.