Former Electronic Arts Chief Creative Director Richard Hilleman has joined Amazon Game Studios. While his exact role is currently unknown, he did tease that what he will be working on will include things we would recognize.
On his Facebook, he posted
Many of you wished me well in mid May as I left EA. Some of you wanted to know what I was going to do next. It’s time to use these hands again. Today I join a number of old friends, and some new ones as part of Amazon’s Game Studios. I will be doing a number of things you will recognize, and some new things that will surprise you. I can’t wait until you see some of it.
John Lee didn’t fade away, and I won’t either.
Hilleman was the 39th employee at Electronic Arts and started at the publisher in 1983, the year it was founded. At the time he worked as a support specialist, then over the years worked his way up to Chief Creative Director in 2008. During his climb through the ranks, he was a designer on the SEGA Mega Drive version of John Madden NFL, NHL Hockey and PGA Tour Golf.
Richard Hilleman left Electronic Arts in May of this year.