EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson has been selected to be the company’s new CEO, filling a position left vacant by former CEO John Riccitiello.
Why didn’t EA’s Peter Moore get the job? He seemed poised to peacefully take the position, but for whatever reason he wasn’t given the gig. Maybe it has something to do with Wilson being at EA for 13 years, whereas Moore left Microsoft to join the firm in 2007.
“Let me start by saying I am deeply honored and humbled to become EA’s CEO,” wrote Wilson in a blog post announcing his new role. “I have a profound respect and passion for this organisation, as well as for our global community of fans, and I’m incredibly motivated to serve our people, our gamers and our shareholders at such an exciting time in our industry.”
Wilson, taken at face value, doesn’t seem to be pushing any radical changes at the company, stating: “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.”
He added that EA’s three main priorities will be the “continued transformation for our digital future”, “Delivering amazing games and services across platforms”, and “Instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth.”