Posted on March 19, 2013, Ian Miles Cheong Peter Moore Defends John Riccitiello’s Legacy Against Critics
Following John Riccitiello’s resignation as EA’s Chief Executive Officer, EA COO Peter Moore took to Facebook to defend the legacy of his former boss from criticism that went up on gaming website Kotaku.
Peter Moore took Kotaku to task for posting an article titled “The Best John Riccitiello Jokes Twitter Has to Offer“, which highlighted jokes that its writers had spotted on Twitter following Riccitiello’s departure, which included tweets made by Kotaku contributors.
“Kotaku reveling in what, due to their self-smugness, they don’t realize is a sad day for our industry, which is the platform on which they actually make money,” wrote Moore on Facebook. (via Gamesindustry.biz)
“John not only helped propel our company and interactive entertainment into new experiences, thus enticing millions of new people to become ‘gamers’, his work leading the ESA in recent years has helped ensure that we don’t experience the fate of the music industry. Sad loss for all of us who had the pleasure of working with him as we emerged from The Burning Platform.”
Peter Moore is potentially in line to take over the position left vacant by Riccitiello. We’ll keep you up to date with the developments at EA as it happens.