Headgate studios, based in Utah, have now officially joined up with Electronic Arts, following a six year partnership between the two companies. Headgate worked primarily on the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise, as well as PC versions of Madden and The Godfather.
Vance Cook, founder and CEO of Headgate, will continue to lead the team as Executive producer and will report to Nick Earl, the vice president and general manager of EA Redwood Shores/Maxis. The studio will be focusing on Wii games from now on. Here’s the usual quotes:
“Having worked with EA for the past six years, we know their teams share our work ethic, passion for creative excellence and commitment to quality. By joining EA, we are making official what we all already feel – that we are part of the EA family. We couldn’t be happier,” said Vance Cook, executive producer at EA Salt Lake.
“The team at Headgate is a great fit with EA’s creative team. Their creative spirit and technical leadership have separated them from the pack,” said Paul Lee, president of EA Studios. “Salt Lake City is a terrific place to make games – it’s a dynamic city with a vibrant creative community and a great quality of life. We are thrilled to have them join EA.”
More support for the Wii. Although, this could go either way, seeing as how the team doesn’t have much prior experience with console games.