Unity founder David Helgason has announced that former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is taking over as CEO of Unity Technologies.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with John closely over the last year after I convinced him to join our board,” Helgason wrote, in part. “It’s been a delight to see his passion for Unity and what we’re doing here grow as he got to know the Unity community better and better.”
“What does this mean for Unity? Not too much, since John completely agrees with our vision and our strategy. If anything it means that we’ll be more focused than ever about making sure everyone has access to the best technology and services. We want all of you to have the best tools and opportunities, and we’re going to do everything we can to make that happen across the board.”
Helgason will be staying with the company to focus on strategy and connecting with developers. “I will be heavily involved with the company’s direction, and will focus my efforts on finding the best ways to serve all of you amazing developers, all while working with some insanely talented people here at Unity.”