NEWS - Friday, July 26, 2002

Medal of Honor gets veteran help

Elite Squad of Entertainment Veterans Enlist With EA/Los Angeles
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 26, 2002 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company, today announced the landing of an elite squad of creative talent that will add an even deeper level of drama and immersion to upcoming games in the popular Medal of Honor™ franchise. Art Director Mark Lasoff, Lighting Supervisor Tom Allen and Technical Director Laurent Ancessi, will re-enforce the highly-decorated team at EA’s Los Angeles Studio (EALA). “This provides us with a leadership core that is essential to building Medal of Honor into one of the all-time great franchises in the entertainment industry,” said EA Executive Vice President Bruce McMillan. In 2002, Medal of Honor games are at the top of the PC and console charts. “The current games are outstanding, but our goal for the next title is to push the edge with an even deeper, more cinematic interactive experience,” added Executive Producer Rick Giolito. The new team members include: * Academy Award-winning Senior Digital Effects Supervisor Mark Lasoff has joined EALA as Art Director. His most recent movie efforts include Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolution, The Scorpion King and Titanic. * Tom Allen has been named Lighting Supervisor for EALA. Allen’s 15 years of lighting experience on such notable projects as Superman and SHREK, make him an invaluable asset to the team. * Video game industry veteran Laurent Ancessi has been named Technical Director and joins EA with more than 15 years of industry experience. EALA continues to draw its marquee talent from the videogame and film industries. This latest addition of new talent will enhance EA’s existing homegrown development and production team credited with creating the Medal of Honor franchise and redefining the World War II genre of video games, as it ramps up its development for upcoming titles. Medal of Honor Frontline™ – the recently released third title in the series – is currently a best selling game on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Additional strategic hires to the EALA team of 90 people include engineers, animators, development directors and technical art leads. EALA recreated the category for World War II video games, with recent hit titles Medal of Honor Allied Assault™ for the PC and Medal of Honor Frontline for the PlayStation 2 console. EALA currently is developing an expansion pack for Medal of Honor Allied Assault and future Medal of Honor titles on multiple platforms for the award winning franchise.


Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,512
Forum Posts: 725,766
Xbox One Titles: 1,177
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,676
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,310
Screenshots: 31,006
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 261 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
6 Replies, 400 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 450 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 673 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 773 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 635 Views

Xbox One S Theme Hockey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 490 Views

New Fable is coming!
Post by Shadow20002
2 Replies, 752 Views

RPG Recommendation?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 793 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - January 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
5 Replies, 902 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2011
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1028 Views

Xbox One X LA noire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1514 Views

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1297 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
4 Replies, 1631 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
5 Replies, 1803 Views

© 2000-2018 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics