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Steve Chiang

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Steven Chiang (usually called Steve Chiang) is an American video game executive. Known for co-founding Tiburon Entertainment (developer of the Madden NFL series of video games for Electronic Arts) with John Schappert and Jason Andersen in 1994. Chiang moved to EA when Tiburon was acquired by EA in 1998, eventually becoming Senior Vice President and Group General Manager of EA Sports. He also served as President of Studios at Zynga from 2010 to 2014.[1][2][3][4] Most recently, Chiang became Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios and Production for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2015.[5]


Steve Chiang was an engineer for a company called Visual Concepts in California from 1992 to 1994. Electronic Arts hired Visual Concepts to work on its Madden NFL '94 video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The EA/Visual Concepts partnership continued through the development of Madden NFL '95. Then Chiang and two other Visual Concepts engineers (Jason Andersen and John Schappert) quit Visual Concepts, moved to Orlando, and co-founded Tiburon Entertainment in 1994. Tiburon took over development of Madden NFL '96 for the SNES. In 1995, EA contracted with Tiburon to develop a new college football game (NCAA Football 98, released in 1997).

The EA/Tiburon partnership flourished and led to the acquisition of Tiburon by EA in 1998 (Tiburon became EA Tiburon). All Madden NFL development work went to Tiburon after the acquisition. Chiang served as Development Director and then Executive Producer for EA Tiburon until 2002, becoming Studio General Manager when Schappert left to become GM of EA Canada.[6][7] In 2007 Chiang was promoted to Senior Vice President and Group General Manager of EA Sports (after Schappert departed for Microsoft).

Chiang left EA to join Zynga as President of Studios in 2010, moving from Orlando to San Francisco.[8] He left Zynga in 2014.[9]

In 2015, Chiang joined Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Studios and Production.


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  6. Paprocki, Matt (2017-08-22). "The asterisk on Madden's annual release legacy". Polygon. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  7. "Stocks". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
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  9. "Zynga upgrades exec team as Pincus steps down from operational role". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 2017-11-26.

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