Sean Decker Joins CCP Games as Senior Vice President of Product Development
CCP Games, the development team and publishers behind both the long-running online game EVE Online and new PS3 free-to-play online game DUST514 have today announced that they have hired Sean Decker as their new senior vice president of product development. Decker will lead the company’s worldwide game development, overseeing the company’s studios in Reykjavik, Shanghai, Atlanta, and Newcastle.
Sean Decker joins CCP Games from Electronic Arts, where he has spent the past 12 years in a number of different production and leadership roles which includes his vice presidency of their “Play4Free” group, which built from the ground up as an integrated organization focused on building, publishing and operating games based on the free-to-play business model. In that role, Decker ran numerous studios around the world that released games played to potentially tens of millions of registered users. Prior to his time leading EA’s “Play4Free” group, Decker served as vice president and general manager at DICE, where he oversaw the Battlefield and Mirror’s Edge franchises, and at EA’s Los Angeles studio, where he directed the Medal of Honor and Command & Conquer franchises.
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson | CEO of CCP Games
Sean’s extensive experience in the games industry will be extremely valuable for us as we enter the second decade of the EVE Universe. The next few years will be the most important in the company’s history, as we build on the launch of DUST 514, expand EVE Online, continue development of World of Darkness, and kick start our efforts in mobile gaming.
Sean Decker had this to say:
I’m looking forward to helping CCP continue its tremendous growth. I’ve admired the company’s commitment to its games and players from afar for years, and now I’ll be able to be a part of that effort from the inside. I can’t wait to get started.
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