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Boss Alien's accelerating CSR brand, hires Xbox veteran Ben Board

Boss Alien's accelerating CSR brand, hires Xbox veteran Ben Board
It would be impolite to say Ben Board has been around the block.

Still, when it comes to his 15 years in game development, he's certainly worked for plenty of topnotch developers, including Bullfrog, Lionhead, Team Bondi and IR Gurus.

Since 2008, he's been working at Microsoft as part of its European Xbox developer relations team, but now he's heading back to the coalface of game development.

Smoking tyres

Joining up with Brighton-based outfit Boss Alien, Board takes up the title of senior product lead for the CSR Racing developer.

Indeed, his new role is to co-ordinate the strategic direction of the massively successful drag racing game.

"CSR Racing was the first free-to-play game I really loved, and has deserved its gigantic success to date," Board commented.

"To have the chance to be part of the talented team at Boss Alien and NaturalMotion and help lead development on the game is stupefyingly awesome."

"Ben is a fantastic hire for the company, and his wealth of experience and knowledge of triple-A development will be invaluable for developing the CSR brand in the future", added Jason Avent, Boss Alien's MD.
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