Exclusive Interview – Victory Games

EA Starts New Strategy Studio: Victory Games

Eric, Global C&C Community Manager, interviews Jon Van Caneghem, Vice President Strategy Games.  Jon joined Electronic Arts in 2009 after nearly three decades in the electronic entertainment industry.  He is renowned for founding New World Computing and creating the best-selling franchises Heroes and Might & Magic.

Eric:  I am here with Jon Van Caneghem, the GM of Victory Games.  Today you announced the name of your new studio as Victory Games – can you talk about what that means?

JVC:  Sure.  Victory Games was created to be the focal point for the creation of strategy games for the Games Label at EA.  Our current focus is making a AAA Command & Conquer game, which I am very excited to be working on.  I’ve always been a big Command & Conquer fan.

Eric:  A new Command & Conquer game?  What can you tell me about it?

JVC:  I can tell you it’s a Command & Conquer game for the PC, but we’re not yet at a stage where I can go into any details—we’ll be prepared to make a more formal announcement later in the year.  We’re not just working on a game, though.  Our general focus is on the future of Command & Conquer.  That means updating a lot of the core technology to create a stable base for future development, and leveraging that work on this first game.

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New C&C Global Community Manager Eric “CIRE”

Say welcome to our brand new Community Manager Eric aka CIRE.

Posted by EA_CIRE (Official Post | Website)

Eric, aka “CIRE”
Global Community Manager

I finally got the GO to lift my dark haze, so I can now announce my new job position here at Victory Games, located within EA Los Angeles. What is my new job?  You – the Command & Conquer Community – are my new dedicated full time job. Every actively involved community needs a strong voice at the studio to represent their opinions! And that will be the focus of my new job. I already know many of the hardcore leaders around the C&C world, but most of them don’t know me, so let me tell you a bit about myself.

Who am I?
My name is Eric, I am 23 years old and I live in Germany, well at least for now, because the sun and warmth of Los Angeles is already calling my name. I have been part of the C&C Community since the release of Generals in 2003. As the years passed by, I worked on different projects and community sites like CnC-Inside. It was in early 2007 when I started to see the community from another side – the EA side. The EA Community Team, which takes care of different EA franchises like Battlefield, Need for Speed and C&C for local European areas, asked me to join their team. I had some really great years collecting a lot of experience working with the community and contributing to projects like CommandCOM with our local Community Managers and APOC. Now, I find myself in the hot seat as your new global Community Manager for C&C, which is quite an honor for me.

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