Daybreak Game Company announced today that it has hired former EA Vice President Larry LaPierre as its new Senior Vice President of Games. LaPierre previously worked at EA for almost 14 years, working on such franchises as Need For Speed, Skate, and SSX. He then spent time at Zynga, working as the company’s General Manager.
LaPierre had the following to say about his new role at Daybreak.
It is an exciting time to be taking on this new role at Daybreak. The company’s proven leadership in massive online gaming, community oriented development and burgeoning new business models has created a platform for long-term success. With a primary, near-term focus on growing the newest Daybreak franchise, H1Z1®, I look forward to pushing the boundaries of emergent gameplay and expanding on the competitive experience.
Daybreak’s President, Russell Shanks, had the following to say about the latest hire.
As Daybreak recently celebrated its first anniversary as an independent developer and publisher, we’re continuing our aggressive pursuit of top-tier talent and leadership to capitalize on our greatest successes. We are, and always will be, a company based on people with a shared love of gaming at their core. Larry’s extensive expertise and passion for games will be critical to ensuring the quality and competitiveness of our gaming offerings in the years to come.