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Watch Dogs lead designer leaves Ubisoft for EA

Watch Dogs' lead game designer has left Ubisoft to rejoin Electronic Arts, according to his LinkedIn profile (opens in new tab) (via Videogamer). Jamie Keen's account states he left the company in February 2013 for EA's Gothenburg studio, Ghost Games.

Keen held three different positions at EA before his tenure at Ubisoft; he lists experience as a producer on Syndicate from 2008 to 2010. He was also lead designer on Far Cry 3 at Ubisoft Montreal.

Ghost Games appears to be working on a Need for Speed title, so Keen may get a break from shooters and open-world action games for a while.

An Ubisoft representative told Videogamer the company was "unable to comment" on Keen's employment status. Watch Dogs has been announced for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and as a launch title for PS4.

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