Executive vice president of EA Sports Andrew Wilson has been elevated to CEO of Electronic Arts. Former chairman and CEO Larry Probst had been holding the position on an interim basis since John Riccitiello resigned in March.
Wilson outlined three areas he will be focusing on:
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.
Promoting from within rather than bringing in someone from the outside suggests that the company will continue on its current path. The focus shifting to next-gen, free-to-play mobile, and digital (Wilson was also the head of Origin). The stability should prove especially valuable in the months ahead in dealing with the console generation transition.