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EA Sports, Origin head Andrew Wilson named new Electronic Arts CEO


Following the resignation of CEO Job Riccitiello back in March, Electronic Arts has announced that the head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, has been named as the successor. Wilson also served as an executive producer of the FIFA franchise and EVP of Origin. Chairman of the Board and former CEO Larry Probst led the company during the search that ultimately ended up hiring from within. In a blog post, Wilson committed to delivering the outfit's 2014 fiscal year goals with focus on "continued transformation for our digital future, delivering amazing games and services across platforms and instilling a culture of execution that will drive profitable growth." The new chief has little time to settle in though, as the next-gen console launches are just two months away.

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