PERSONAL OSCAR ANECDOTE

I haven’t written about this at all but sometime in December I got loaned to another team at EA for a period of about six months. I didn’t really have any choice in the matter but as EA aligns itself with the same technologies across the entire company, sharing of processes and personnel is becoming more common. At this time, I don’t really want to say which team it is, except to say the team is in another country and several times zones away. I obviously still work at the same studio physically but all my work is done remotely.

Just a few weeks ago, I was shown some of the work in the areas of the game I’m not working on. It was then I realized some of the Hollywood talent we had procured for the game. One particular person I took notice immediately since they had an Oscar nomination and I had seen some of their fantastic work in recent months. Well, last Sunday, this person won an Oscar. Now since we usually don’t hire non-actors for our games, this pretty much narrows the list of people who I’m writing about down to four. This is an amazing development for our game and to be honest, it will probably sell a few more copies now just because this person has an Oscar in their trophy case. That’s on top of their incredible talent as a performer.

I’ll have more to share in the coming months.

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