Newsweek's got the scoop on Neil Young's departure from publishing giant Electronic Arts. The 11-year veteran – who left for an unspecified "new project" and, anecdotally, wowed us at GDC a couple years back – spent his tenure at EA working on everything from Majestic to The Sims 2 to Medal of Honor: Airborne.

Most recently, Young had been working at EA Blueprint working on making new IPs with smaller teams and smaller budgets; in his stead, EA Los Angeles' Louis Castle – who most recently brought us the well received Boom Blox – will take the reins at EA/Blueprint, currently working on the next Spielberg project codenamed LMNO. Level Up has the full email from EA Games Label pres Frank Gibeau announcing Young's departure and detailing the organizational changes.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.