Andrew Wilson to be new CEO of video game giant Electronic Arts, Inc.
APAP--Electronic Arts Inc. has tapped an insider to lead the company, naming Andrew Wilson as its new CEO.
September 19, 2013, 12:25 am TWN
Wilson joined the video game publisher in 2000 and is the company's executive vice president of EA sports and its online portal for digital games and services. EA's current CEO — Larry Probst — will continue to serve as the company's executive chairman for an indefinite period.
EA and other traditional video game companies are trying to adjust to changing consumer preference for mobile devices and cheap, or free, online games instead of buying expensive packaged titles.
The company behind popular game franchises such as “Madden,” “Need for Speed” and “Battlefield” has cut costs and improved its focus on mobile and digital business to help survive. Profit in its latest quarter, which ended in June, increased 10 percent to US$222 million.