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Former EA CEO John Riccitiello to be the New CEO of Unity

October 22, 2014 Written by Alex Co

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Former EA CEO John Riccitiello will once again, be the head of a company, as Riccitiello will be stepping in to take the CEO spot for game engine company, Unity.

Riccitiello will be replacing Unity co-founder David Helgason, though Helgason won’t be leaving the company entirely as he’ll continue as the Executive Vice President in charge of strategy and communications.¬†

For the former EA CEO’s part, he’s been on Unity’s Board of Directors since November 2013; mere months after he vacated his post at EA (February 2013). And of course, you can’t have a new CEO announcement without some new words from the new boss.

Unity has been a hugely positive force in the games industry for years. Now it’s my incredible fortune to have the opportunity to help guide Unity going forward…Unity is more than a great engine or packages of services, it’s an amazing and diverse community of developers, many of which are changing the way we think about game design and production. Unity’s mission — to democratize development — is an important one that I’m very happy to help drive forward.

We wish Riccitiello all the best in his new job.

[Source: GamesIndustry]