With all of the bombshells EA dropped
last night, some might be questioning whether John Riccitiello is the right man to guide EA
into a profitable future. Video game analyst Michael Pachter
isn't one of those, however. Pachter thinks that's the kind of person that needs to be in charge at EA and describes Riccitiello as "a bright guy with a ton of experience" and being "sufficiently conscientious to lead the company."
It wasn't all sunshine and lollipops from Pachter's end, however, as he criticizes Riccitiello's past strategies for EA and his "desire to balance between future growth and current success." The past strategies Pachter refers to are likely the company's gamble
on new IPs, Mirror's Edge
and Dead Space
. As for us, we like the more gutsy EA. But we also want Mass Effect 2