The lights are on
Jamie Keen was the lead designer for both Ubisoft's upcoming Watch
Dogs and last year's beloved Far Cry 3, but now it looks like he'll be
working on the next Need for Speed project for EA.
A few super sleuths have caught onto the fact that Keen's LinkedIn profile has recently been updated to reflect the fact that he "left Ubisoft Montreal in February to join EA Gothenburg as a gameplay producer." This could mean that Keen is helping work on the next-gen Need For Speed title, which is expected to use EA's Frostbite 2 engine. Ubisoft has declined to comment on Keen's possible departure. Keen is already familiar with EA, since he worked at Battlefield developer DICE a while back.
[Source: VideoGamer via NeoGaf]
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no keen for the next far cry? darrrnnnnnn!
Hehehe am I the only one who finds this kinda funny? yes? Okay :/
seems like a dumb choice to me leaving after working on two high profile action games to work on a racing game
He left watch dogs and far cry to go to need for speed? He left Ubisoft for EA? So many questions...
I hope this doesn't screw watch dogs over, that game could be amazing.
I'm not a big fan of Ubisoft lately with their franchise milking and ruining other franchises but they're better off with Ubisoft than Electronic Hell, he'll probably get fired after the next NFS flops along with whatever studio works for it.
From Far Cry 3 and Watch Dogs to Need for Speed? Seems like a questionable move to me.
What a shame. I am about ten times more excited for Watch Dogs than I could be for any NFS game.
This means now these 2 are about to fall off. EA news i swear is like gut check and prep for layoff pink slip
Not good for a lead to leave- guessing he got a higher pay check offered by EA