Madden exec. producer leaves EA Sports - Report

Phil Frazier the latest to leave company's Florida Tiburon studio; future destination unknown.

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In April, Madden series creative director Ian Cummings and EA Sports CTO Richard Wifall left the EA Sports Tiburon studio to head up a fresh outfit, Row Sham Bow. Now another longstanding studio member has reportedly left the Florida shop.

The Madden franchise has lost another longtime employee.

According to a "reliable source" speaking to sports gaming blog Pasta Padre, Madden executive producer Phil Frazier has left EA's Tiburon studio. Frazier been with the shop since 1997 and has worked in both design and production positions on the Madden NFL series in his time there.

It is not known where Frazier is headed, and as of press time, neither Frazier nor EA Sports have responded to GameSpot's requests for comment or clarification on the matter.

Madden NFL 12 is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, and Wii on August 30. Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis adorns the game's box art, following a fan-voted decision process. The game is also reportedly getting serious about concussions.

For more on the upcoming title, check out GameSpot's most recent preview of Madden NFL 12.

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GKinnel
GKinnel

Finally, we may be having competition again, inviting "REAL" improvements to football again. During that competition they had I was always a Madden supporter, but that support dwindled after the exclusive rights got put on. They've only made major improvements once, and that was on Madden 10.

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

this is the best post e3 news ive heard all week

whataguy69
whataguy69

Good. I hate that guy. Looking at him makes me want to knock him out.

elby322
elby322

I'm not an EA fanboy, but you guys have to realize that there's not much anyone can do to make vast changes to a sports game. Even NBA 2K2 to NBA 2K12 doesn't have much more than aesthetic changes, little tweaks here and there. Realistically, the people who buy sports games year after year are sports purists that just want the updated rosters. Like me.

holtrocks
holtrocks

Woot no get everyone else outta there lazy ba******

BloodJunkie213
BloodJunkie213

Its literally the same game, the last what 3 years?

reeree746
reeree746

Who cares? I don't know of many people who buy every year's new Madden.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

Smart move. I guess they all the the writting on the wall. I just wish EA got locked out of the NFL license so we gamers can have a real and new football game..

bob21colts
bob21colts

lol everyone knows its gonna be same game year after year lmao

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Ghosthunter54b Agreed with your statements. Not a fan of football games, but friends I Know prefer the 2K games from the past...maybe 2k Will get the liscense. By the way good to know there are other Dresden fans out in the world lol

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

So if we get new people do we get a new game? I assume the game might move forwards again? Since almost nothing but the graphics ever changes.

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

Wonder what's makin' 'em leave all of a sudden???

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

This is definitely good news for NFL fans

Xtatic324
Xtatic324

Hopefully Madden goes in a different direction. Because it's become stale for the past 7+ years.

Netherscourge
Netherscourge

In before Peter Moore Damage Control statement...