PlayStation vet Booth joins EA

PlayStation vet Booth joins EA

Long time PlayStation veteran Connie Booth has been hired by EA to lead its studios.

As reported by IGN, Booth has been brought on board as group general manager for the company's action RPG portfolio. This brings EA Motive and BioWare under her purview; it's hoped that she will be able to help revitalise the latter studio with its upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf after its recent seven years of bad luck with Anthem and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Booth joined Sony USA back in 1989 before moving to its PlayStation division in 1995. During her tenure at the games giant, Booth worked on everything from Crash Bandicoot to Spider-Man via the likes of Uncharted and Syphon Filter. She departed PlayStation in 2023.

"Connie spent more than 30 years helping to build Sony Interactive Entertainment’s internal studios and is responsible for guiding the development of some of their biggest franchises, including Marvel’s Spider-Man 1 & 2, The Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank, to name just a few," EA Entertainment boss Laura Miele said.

"She is known for having created an incredible developer-first culture and supporting creative vision while driving innovation. I have known Connie for many years and have always been impressed by her love and commitment to games. She especially cares about game developers. She has an impeccable reputation within the development community and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our games."

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