Previous chief executive officer of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello comes with a new duty: CEO of Unity Technologies, the organization that builds up the most popular cross-platform game engine Unity.
In an article from Unity founder David Helgason, who's going down as CEO however being with the company, he states Riccitiello is
"the right person to help guide the company to the mission that we set out for ourselves over a decade ago: democratize game development!"
"This is a lot to take on as a company and building it right is going to take a huge effort," Helgason writes. "We keep our eyes out for the best talent and help wherever we feel we can use it at every level. That's why today, I'm pleased to welcome John Riccitiello onto the Unity team as our new CEO. Sure, that sounds odd, as it also means I'm stepping down from the role, but this is an amazing win for Unity and the community.