Kotaku writes EA CEO John Riccitiello is stepping down from his position. In a letter written by Riccitiello to EA, he claims his decision to leave EA is all about his "accountability for the shortcomings in our financial results this year". There's no mention of the SimCity fiasco, but that was probably the final nail in the coffin.
John Riccitiello, CEO of game publisher Electronic Arts, is stepping down from his position.
Former EA CEO and board chairman Larry Probst will take over while the board searches for a new replacement, EA said.
Riccitiello, who was first hired as CEO of the massive publisher in 2007, has faced criticism from investors and fans over the past few years as Electronic Arts has gone through all sorts of financial difficulties. In December, Riccitiello was listed as one of "eight CEOS to fire in 2013" by the blog 24/7 Wall Street.