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John Riccitiello Leaving EA

John Riccitiello is stepping down from his post as EA CEO effective March 30th, reports Polygon, saying he will be replaced on an interim day-to-day basis by Riccitiello's predecessor Larry Probst as they hunt for a permanent replacement. They have a copy of his resignation letter to the board, which suggests by its tone was requested. "This is a tough decision, but it all comes down to accountability," Riccitiello resignation letter reads. "The progress EA has made on transitioning to digital games and services is something I'm extremely proud of. However, it currently looks like we will come in at the low end of, or slightly below, the financial guidance we issued in January, and we have fallen short of the internal operating plan we set one year ago. EA's shareholders and employees expect better and I am accountable for the miss."

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58. Re: John Riccitiello Leaving EA Mar 18, 2013, 23:12 wtf_man
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 22:39:
He stewarded some worthy projects at EA but he also directed plenty of anti-consumer shenanigans too, I'm not really sure where to land on this.

Actually... I'd rather see EA die (like THQ did)... and sell off it's IP to more consumer friendly publishers.

It may happen... especially when you look at EA's stock chart on Kotaku:
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