Facebook games developer-guru Zynga (Mafia Wars, Farmville) recently acquired Steven Chiang, famed overseer of the Madden NFL license. The announcement was made via the blog of Mark Pincus, Zynga’s CEO.
“I am excited that Steven Chiang, a veteran of the video game industry who is strongly regarded for building high-quality games and scaling development teams and operations worldwide, has joined Zynga. Steve brings a unique combination of start-up entrepreneurship with @scale game management to his role as president of our game studios,” said Pincus. “Steve helped invent the console gaming business and his deep expertise will allow us to double down and deliver on the promise of social gaming.”