Ex-Zynga exec to oversee Warner Bros' game development

Steven Chiang joins LEGO and Batman publisher as executive vice president of worldwide production and studios
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Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has hired long-running games exec Steven Chiang to take responsibility for its games development ventures.

Chiang previously served as studio president at Zynga, where he oversaw development for the company’s free-to-play mobile and Facebook titles. He left Zynga last year.

He has also worked at Electronic Arts in numerous management roles. He began as an engineer, with programming concepts on various 90s games, including SNES classic WeaponLord.

At Warner Bros, Chiang takes up the role of executive vice president for worldwide production and studios, according to GamaSutra. He will oversee the publisher’s development efforts in both console and mobile games, encompassing all free-to-play and premium titles.

"Steven will help keep us on pace to deliver on our increased focus of developing free-to-play mobile games and growing our business in Asia, so we can continue to successfully compete as a leading games company," said WBIE president David Haddad.

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