Phil Frazier, a 13-year veteran of EA Sports and the senior producer for the label's flagship Madden NFL title, is leaving the company, Kotaku has learned. Frazier's departure follows by two months that of Ian Cummings, the series' former creative director and himself a 10-year veteran of the project.
Madden NFL 12 is due for release on August 30; Frazier's departure comes as the title is in its quality assurance and certification stages.
"We appreciate Phil's 14 years of work on the Madden franchise and recognise he was looking for a new opportunity," EA Sports said in a statement. "Our team is changing to tackle new opportunities and we're confident in the new organizational structure and leadership we have in place."
Kotaku has contacted Frazier for comment.