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  • Blog Post: Former EA Vice President Frank Gibeau Named New Zynga CEO

    Frank Gibeau, a former EA vice president who spent 20 years with the publisher, has a new role. He was named today as the new CEO of Zynga, with company founder Marc Pincus stepping down from the role once more. Prior to his appointment today, Gibeau served on Zynga’s board for seven months. Pincus... More
  • Blog Post: EA Head Of Mobile Games Frank Gibeau Leaves Company After More Than 20 Years

    EA has filed notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission that as of yesterday, executive vice president of mobile games Frank Gibeau has departed the company. Gibeau was with EA for over 20 years, and served as the president of EA Labels before his transition to overseeing the lucrative mobile... More
  • Blog Post: EA Mobile Boss Says Mobile Dungeon Keeper ‘Innovated Too Much’

    EA is speaking up about this year’s mobile Dungeon Keeper reboot. The free-to-play title, which is based on Bullfrog’s Dungeon Keeper PC series, was maligned by gamers for having an overly aggressive monetization scheme , but its struggles have been interpreted differently by EA’s mobile... More
  • Blog Post: Major Leadership Changes At EA Reveal An Organization In Flux

    A new memo has leaked out of EA revealing even more changes at the top of the company's organizational structure. As we reported yesterday , president of EA Labels Frank Gibeau and former executive vice president of that division, Patrick Söderlund, have new roles. The shifts go far deeper,... More
  • Blog Post: Report: EA Shakes Up Leadership As Andrew Wilson Steps Into CEO Role

    Reports are coming in that there are some significant changes in responsibility at the top of EA's organizational structure following the appointment of Andrew Wilson as CEO . The move sees new roles for Frank Gibeau and Patrick Söderlund. Polygon is reporting that Gibeau, who up until now served... More
  • Blog Post: EA Backing Away From Social And Facebook Gaming

    EA confirmed what has been suspected given recent cuts to staffing and game offerings. On the company's second quarter earnings call, a shift away from social and Facebook was stated outright. "We're still active on Facebook and participate there," said president of EA labels Frank... More
  • Blog Post: EA: No Star Wars Games In Fiscal 2014, BioWare At E3 With New Next-Gen Title

    As the dust settles from the surprise announcement that Disney had granted EA an exclusive, multi-year license for the Star Wars franchise, one question was echoed across the internet. "When are the games coming?" Yesterday on the fiscal year 2013 financial earnings call , EA fielded a number... More
  • Blog Post: EA Earnings Call: Ten Percent Workforce Reduction, Battlefield 4 Critical To Fiscal Year 2014

    EA has released financial statements covering the entirety of fiscal year 2013. In addition to better than analyst predicted performance, officers committed to level operating expenses through the console transition during the coming year. EA met the revised forecast it provided at the end of third quarter... More
  • Blog Post: EA Exec: SimCity Always-Online Came From Maxis

    EA Labels president Frank Gibeau told GamesIndustry International that SimCity’s online requirement was born out of the creative vision of Maxis’ development team, not the “evil suits at EA.” Gibeau likens SimCity to an MMO, and has harsh words for DRM controls. “DRM is... More
  • Blog Post: EA President Discusses Next Console Generation Plans

    We all know the next generation for consoles is coming, but little has been revealed about what's on the horizon. EA President Frank Gibeau let the public know exactly what EA's focus and plans are for the future. In a video interview with Bloomberg , Gibeau discusses the challenges with the... More
  • Blog Post: EA Labels President Says Company Will Eventually Go 100-Percent Digital

    An increased reliance on digital distribution is inevitable, and if EA has its way it's coming sooner than later. Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels, says a 100-percent digital strategy is in the company's near future. "It's coming," Gibeau told GamesIndustry International . "We... More
  • Blog Post: EA Promises More Wii U Support

    Electronic Arts announced Mass Effect 3 for the Wii U at E3 this year, but that's not all the publisher/developer has in store for the system. Talking to CVG , Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels, says that the company has a number of unannounced games for the Wii U. "We've got a couple... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Mentioned By EA President

    During a talk yesterday at the University of Southern California, EA Games President Frank Gibeau reportedly said "There is going to be a Battlefield 4." His comment was picked up on Twitter by attendees. There was no indication of when the title would be coming. EA traditionally hasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Peter Moore Becomes EA's Chief Operating Officer

    Electronic Arts executive leadership gets restructured for the first time since 2007. On the company’s new blog, EA’s CEO John Riccitiello reiterated the companies focues on making fewer, better, and bigger games and then announced that a few executives would be moving up in the company.... More
  • Blog Post: EA To Be On Wii U "On Day One"

    Speaking about Nintendo's upcoming HD console, EA Games head Frank Gibeau told gamesindustry.biz that "it's important for us to get there on day one." Maybe Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello's appearance at Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference wasn't as content-free as... More
  • Blog Post: EA Says Single-Player Gaming Is On The Way Out

    Speaking with Develop , EA Games president Frank Gibeau says that the company will be focusing on "connected" gameplay experiences, and says that the era of single-player only experiences is likely coming to an end. "Online is where the innovation, and the action, is at" said Gibeau... More
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