It has been a few years now since Neil Young worked at Origin as their General Manager. Of course we all know how Origin ended up, but he was supportive of the Wing Commander community when it was part of his jurisdiction. There has since been no shortage of demand for Neil's talents. Following Origin, he became head of Maxis, another major member of EA's vast network. He produced Majestic, the spooky online/real life game that played you, and he has been in charge of the fun Lord of the Rings console games. Neil has now taken on the job of head of EA's Playa Vista studio in California. EALA is responsible for franchises such as Command & Conquer and Medal of Honor. It is also the same studio where ChrisReid got chased from when he was caught sight-seeing in May.
Neil will now be expected to "build improved processes that ensure high quality games are built on workable schedules." Sounds like fun. Here at the CIC we'd like to wish Neil luck in his new role.