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Riccitiello: It’s too early to talk about my legacy

Wednesday, 21st January 2009 06:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Clearly having something of a Blair moment, EA boss John Riccitiello has claimed it’s a little early to be talking about how he’s going to be remembered by the games industry, speaking in an interview with the AIAS.

“I think it is a bit early to talk about my legacy,” he said. “Some of my greatest beliefs regarding gaming are that our art form is today – or certainly has the potential – to be recognized as the peer of the best of Hollywood movies. I want to help others see that.”

The exec added that the link between sales and creativity still hadn’t been solidified, in his view.

“I also believe that there is no inherent conflict between great creativity and achieving strong profitability – I believe they go hand in hand,” he said.

“More than trying to work on my legacy, I want to work to prove both of these points are true and see a day when these ideas are seen as common knowledge.”

Hey, John. You’re firing 1,000 people because you didn’t make enough money last year. Let’s hope you don’t have that chiselled on your gravestone.

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