Two weeks ago, Rex Dickson announced he was leaving EA Tiburon, meaning he would no longer be the creative director of the historic Madden NFL series. Carlos Guerrero, producer of the popular video game and esports phenomenon Overwatch, is now officially Madden’s new Senior Producer.
While Guerrero has yet to make a statement on this, a change to his LinkedIn profile revealed the news, and he appears to be one of the leaders of the Madden franchise moving forward. Guerrero has been working at EA since 2017.
The news is particularly interesting because Overwatch is one of the most popular esports titles on the planet. Guerrero’s experience in that space bodes well for the future of Madden as an esport. While EA Sports’ entrance to the esports world has been decent, Madden is still worlds behind other popular games like Call of Duty and League of Legends.
Dickson also announced on Twitter two days ago that Clint Oldenburg, who had been working at EA for years as a designer, was promoted to the lead gameplay designer for the series.
Congratulations to @ClintOldenburg on his promotion to lead gameplay designer on the Madden team! I couldn’t be more proud of him. You guys are in great hands with Clint at the helm. #NextManUp
It seems EA is getting all of their ducks in a row ahead of Madden NFL 19’s release. We have still yet to get any news on the new game, but that information could be coming soon.
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Frye is a multimedia journalist for SGO and several other news outlets. He also writes about both professional and fantasy sports. Frye earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Penn State University in 2016. Frye has been working in journalism for over 10 years, and is a lifelong, diehard fan of teams that you definitely don't like.