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EA Sports Executive VP Andrew Wilson appointed new EA CEO

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Sep 17, 2013 2:30PM PDT

EA has appointed a new CEO, following the resignation of John Riccitiello earlier this year. Former EA Sports Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson has been tapped to take the reins for the publishing giant.

"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," reads a statement from Wilson. "But we have plenty of work ahead to ensure our collective success."

Wilson has been with EA since 2000. While he has been the public face for EA Sports, he also recently expressed a desire to refocus Origin as a "service to gamers, not as a means to drive transactions."