EA names EA Sports boss as new CEO, outlines focus, and envisions EA as “World’s Greatest Games Company”
Authored by Alex Co
EA has now announced the new CEO to take over for former CEO John John Riccitielo, In a message courtesy of EA, Wilson starts off by saying he’s deeply honored and humbled to be the new CEO of Electronic Arts.
Wilson mentions that he envisions EA as “the World’s Greatest Games Company,”and adds that this is not what they’re aiming for or what will become but rather an “unfaltering commitment” to what they will be everyday.
I envision EA as the World’s Greatest Games Company. This is not about what we are aiming for or what we will become. Rather, it is about an unfaltering commitment to what we will be every day. This is an attitude that must drive our culture as one team.
I also believe EA’s strategy is sound. Our focus on our talent, our brands and our platform together with our investment in next-generation consoles, mobile and PC free-to-play, as part of our ongoing transition to digital, is right. But we have plenty of work ahead to ensure our collective success.
In the short term, our mission is crystal clear: We are 100 percent focused on delivering our FY14 business plan. We have made strong progress in the first half of the fiscal year, establishing financial discipline and continuing to create a slate of fantastic games for current and next-generation consoles, mobile and PC. But now we’ve got to finish the job – execute in Q3 and Q4 and deliver on the promises we made to our fans and our shareholders.
Looking ahead, my focus will be on three things:
1. Continued transformation for our digital future;
2. Delivering amazing games and services across platforms; and
3. Instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth.
In the days and weeks ahead, I will provide a greater level of operational detail behind the plan that will make these goals a reality.
I could not be more proud to lead you as CEO of EA. Thank you in advance for your support.
Congrats, Andrew Wilson! Let’s hope this means a better EA for studios and gamers alike.