Seattle, Portland, San Francisco – these are the cities that first come to mind when thinking about the game development industry. But Orlando should also be on that list. In fact, Orlando is where one of the best-selling video games of all time is made: Madden NFL Football.
Orlando is home to one of the world’s top interactive entertainment software industry leaders, EA SPORTS. This content trailblazer has produced many popular titles including Madden NFL Football and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Golf. Last year in celebration of their 20th Anniversary, EA began a technology and design upgrade to its studio, providing more assets to their nearly 800 employees to create even more best-selling games. When asked the question, “why Orlando?” the gaming company's answer is simple: the talent is here.
“The type of talent located in Orlando and the ease of access to that talent is the lifeblood of our company,” said Daryl Holt Vice President and Group COO at Electronic Arts (EA)'s Orlando office.