EA CEO John Riccitiello is stepping down from his position. In a letter written by Riccitiello to EA, he claims his decision to leave EA is all about his "accountability for the shortcomings in our financial results this year". Riccitiello, who was first hired as CEO of the massive publisher in 2007, has faced criticism from investors and fans over the past few years as Electronic Arts has gone through all sorts of financial difficulties. In December, Riccitiello was listed as one of "eight CEOs to fire in 2013" by the blog 24/7 Wall Street.
John Riccitiello, CEO of game publisher Electronic Arts, is stepping down from his position. Former EA CEO and board chairman Larry Probst will take over while the board searches for a new replacement, EA said.
There's no mention of the Sim City disaster launch, but the timing is very close to each other.
Perhaps EA should listen a little more to their end-users instead of the greedy profit only culture that is getting abundantly more important with each year that passes. Well we wish John all the best, he'll have plenty time to play SimCity now.