Dissent In The House of Electronic Arts
Reading an article dated Jan. 14th over at "Industry Gamers" there's a former executive of EA Mr. Mitch Lasky now a partner at investment firm Benchmark Capital. Is crying foul regarding the overall strategy that EA CEO John Riccitiello is steering Electronic Arts into market wise.
Will the forthcoming AAA game title of "Bad Company 2" turn things around for EA? Much like Activision recently making $1 Billion US in sales from Modern Warfare 2.
Time will tell.
I'm sure Bad Company 2 will do well, but not that well.
Just because a company has a loss with a new CEO doesn't mean the CEO is a bad one... that said company may well have lost a great deal more without that particular CEO.
Long term strategies and who will best steer them need to also be considered.
Reading a bit more into "Mr. Mitch Lasky"of Benchmark Capital it seems he was in line for CEO selection of EA. But, Mr. John Riccitiello beat him to the post when EA hired / promoted him. So Mr. Lasky may have an axe to grind or is merely venting to get some PR for himself. (who knows?)
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