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Classic Electronic Arts MMOs Are Outsourced

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FEB. 5, 2014 • Two classic Electronic Arts MMOs, Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot, are being moved from division Mythic Entertainment to a new independent studio, Broadsword Online Games. Broadsword was started by a group of Mythic alumni including co-founder Rob Denton. EA retains ownership of both MMOs along with billing and account services through its Origin online distribution service. Broadsword is partnering with EA and will carry on operation, deve…..
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Andrew Wilson New Electronic Arts CEO

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SEPT. 18, 2013 • Electronic Arts has pulled from within to fill the chief executive post vacated by the departure of John Riccitiello last March. Andrew Wilson, the executive vice president of EA Sports and the Origin online portal for digital games and services, has been tapped to become the Electronic Arts CEO. Wilson has substantial game studio experience that includes executive producer of the…..
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NCAA Cancels Electronic Arts Deal

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JULY 19, 2013 • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has notified Electronic Arts that it will not renew their college football contract expiring in June 2014. As a result, EA Sports’ upcoming NCAA Football 14 will be the final installment in the series. The NCAA made the decision in reaction to ongoing litigation with former and current college football stars who want compensation for having their likenesses used in the video games – comp…..
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