Jefferson, who has 14 years of experience in gaming at places including Activision, Pixar and Disney, is currently working on Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which is slated to launch next month -- as well as the two film tie-ins Sega is handling: Captain America: Super Soldier and Thor: God of Thunder. He will also oversee Gazillion's upcoming Marvel MMO, Super Hero Squad Online. Hit the jump for the full press release.
NEW YORK, NY – January 18, 2011 – Marvel Entertainment has promoted TQ Jefferson to Vice President of Production, Games, it was announced today by Ira Rubenstein, Executive Vice President, Global Digital Media Group, Marvel Entertainment.
Reporting to Rubenstein, Jefferson will oversee the development of all Marvel games from concept to final release, collaborating with Marvel's interactive partners including Activision, Capcom, Gazillion, SEGA, THQ and Zen Studios throughout the production process. Jefferson will play a strategic role in the development and product planning for Marvel's slate of games, comprised of Flash, mobile and smart phone, console and handheld games, as well as PC titles.
In addition, the 14-year video game veteran will continue his responsibilities of providing critical creative guidance to all Marvel game titles by aligning key talent with Marvel's interactive partners. Jefferson will manage a heavy slate of projects based on Marvel properties and events, coordinating efforts with Marvel Studios and other producers of films based on Marvel characters, including Sony and Fox. He will also work alongside the Disney Interactive Media Group to plan and execute a future slate of games that innovate and entertain.
Rubenstein noted: "We at Marvel couldn't be more pleased to announce TQ's promotion to Vice President of Production, Games. In the three years since he joined our team, TQ has gone to great lengths to increase the value of both our self-titled and licensed products. We look forward to seeing his continued success with the company over the next several years."
Jefferson is responsible for overseeing the development of the much-anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom 3 video game with partner Capcom, helping to determine the roster and introducing new-to-the-franchise Marvel characters including Phoenix, Super-Skrull and Deadpool. In addition, Jefferson brought Marvel writer Frank Tieri on board to write for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and has also worked with writers Matt Fraction and Christos Gage to bring epic storytelling to SEGA's Thor: God Of Thunder and Captain America: Super Soldier video games. Jefferson has been critical to the success of the newly launched Marvel.com and MarvelKids.com by taking production in-house and creating a growing portfolio of new Flash-based games. He is also collaborating with Gazillion on Marvel's first MMO, Super Hero Squad Online, launching later this year, as well as the company's Marvel Universe MMO, already well into development."
Jefferson began his career as Quality Assurance tester at Activision where he worked his way up through the ranks, eventually leaving the company as Producer. Prior to Marvel, Jefferson spent two years at Pixar Animation as Sr. Interactive Manager before joining Marvel in 2008 as Director of Games.
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