Electronic Arts has announced an internal reorganization to empower its creative teams. This is stated in the message of the CEO of the company Andrew Wilson, writes IGN.
The reorganization involves the separation of EA Games and EA Sports, with the former being renamed EA Entertainment. This means that EA intends to go beyond games where possible.
“We’re building the future of interactive entertainment on a foundation of legendary franchises and innovative new experiences, which represents massive opportunities for growth,” noted the CEO.
Laura Miele, who previously served as EA’s chief operating officer, will serve as EA’s president of entertainment, technology and core development at EA Entertainment. Cam Weber, who began his career with EA’s soccer games, will continue to lead EA Sports. Andrew Wilson will continue to lead both organizations as CEO of EA.
The moves coincide with news that Chief Experiences Officer Chris Bruzzo is retiring, with EA Chief Financial Officer Chris Suh also departing the company. David Tinson and Stuart Canfield respectively will take over their responsibilities.
And while, at first glance, such a reorganization may look dramatic, most of the current structure will remain unchanged.
As before, EA Sports will continue to look after the F1 series, which just releases, as well as PGA Tour and the newly-acquired Super Mega Baseball. This is on top of traditional blockbusters including Madden, the newly-renamed EA Sports FC, NHL, and the upcoming College Football reboot.
EA Entertainment will include Respawn, DICE, Ripple Effect, Ridgeline Games (Battlefield), Full Circle (Skate), Motive Studio (Iron Man), EA Studio in Seattle, BioWare and the EA Originals label. EA also produces numerous mobile games, including Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes and the recently released Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth.
We will remind that recently Electronic Arts published an earnings report for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022. Revenues for the year increased by 6% and amounted to $7.4 billion.