On April 2nd, EA Games will officially have an open position at CEO when Larry Probst steps down as the company head. While there still might be time to get your resume in for the position, I wouldn’t hold your breath on the job as John Riccitello, an old school EA employee, is rumored to be taking it. The last few years have not been great for EA amidst dropping stock prices and controversy over its reliance on sequels and inability to innovate with new titles. Does Riccitello have what it takes to turn the company around after 16 years with Probst as the man in charge? We’re going to find out one way or the other, but here’s hoping their new direction is one that steers clear of micropayments, embedded tracking software, and skyrocketing game prices.
[tags]ea games, john riccitello, larry probst, stock, ceo, micropayments[/tags]