EA will be splitting into two different divisions, it has been announced. The development teams will be restructured, with EA Sports continuing to work on series such as Madden, F1, and the new EA Sports FC, and the new “EA Entertainment” working on non-sports related games, including all licensed IP.
The news was shared by CEO Andrew Wilson, who went on to say, “This evolution of our company continues to empower our studio leaders with more creative ownership and financial accountability to make faster and more insightful decisions around development and go to market strategies. These steps will accelerate our business, drive growth, and deliver long-term value for our people, our players and our communities.”
While Andrew Wilson will continue to oversee both divisions, Laura Miele has been appointed President of EA Entertainment, Technology & Central Development. Laura has been with EA for 27 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, and her job will involve overseeing key studios within EA Entertainment. Vince Zampella will continue to head development for Apex Legends, Battlefield, and EA’s Star Wars games, Samantha Ryan will continue to head single-player games, and Jeff Karp will continue leading mobile development.