EVE Online and DUST 514 maker CCP Games has hired veteran game producer Jean-Charles Gaudechon. Gaudechon will serve as the executive producer of DUST 514, CCP’s free-to-play first-person shooter on PlayStation 3. Gaudechon will drive future development of the persistent-world first-person-shooter DUST 514 at CCP’s Shanghai studio, according to the company.
Prior to joining the company Gaudechon worked as an executive producer at publisher Electronic Arts in Stockholm, Sweden where he oversaw the development and service of Battlefield: Play4free and Battlefield Heroes, helping to expand the Battlefield franchise into the free-to-play realm. Prior to that, Gaudechon led the development and launch of EA’s online racing MMO Need for Speed World.
"In addition to his extensive experience in the free-to-play space, Jean-Charles brings a tremendous sense of product vision and creativity to DUST 514," said Sean Decker, senior vice-president of product development at CCP. "His track record of developing major online titles will serve the growth of DUST 514 very well."
“The scope and vision of DUST 514, and its integration into the massive EVE Online Universe is unparalleled, creating the largest single-shard online multi-player game to date,” said Gaudechon. “I look forward to my journey with CCP as we push the boundaries of the game even farther, to an experience as large and meaningful as the EVE Universe itself.”
Gaudechon will report to Decker and will be based at the company’s Shanghai studio.
For more information on the game, visit www.DUST514.com.