A letter from EA
Chairman Larry Probst
announces that Andrew Wilson is the new CEO at
Electronic Arts, after previously serving as executive VP of EA Sports. There is
also a new
message from Wilson
, with word on how he will attempt to fill John
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.