Video game developer Splash Damage has announced that it has appointed Griff Jenkins, a former senior development director at EA Sports who has a long experience working on the FIFA series, to the position of Director of Production, while also giving him a seat on the Board of Directors.
Jenkins has worked with Electronic Arts for six years and has collaborated on both FIFA
and on Need for Speed, being responsible for managing multiple teams and overseeing the launch of AAA titles on all major gaming platforms.
The executive also worked at Eidos, where he was a central part of the team that created Championship Manager, Criterion and Kuju.
Paul Wedgwood, the Chief Executive Officer at Splash Damage, stated when the announcement was made, “Following FIFA’s incedible success, Griff’s new role at Splash Damage will be to improve our games by improving the way we make them.
“Under Griff’s leadership we’ll elevate production to a discipline on par with art, design, and programming. These are areas that we’ve always constantly strived to improve, and production should be no different.”
Griff Jenkins himself added, “I’m really excited to become Director of Production at Splash Damage, particularly because of its incredible vision for multiplayer gaming. I’m delighted to become an integral part of that future, and can’t wait to announce our plans.”
It is not clear what kind of video games Jenkins will develop while working at Splash Damage
The company has announced that 2012 will be a big year which will see the announcement of a number of new projects, although it’s not clear whether the company will still focus on the first-person shooter space or will move towards other genres.
Splash Damage has most recently launched Brink, a shooter focused on the multiplayer action, while other work experience includes the Enemy Territory titles and Doom 3.