Former EA CEO John Riccitiello Appointed CEO for Unity

Remember John Riccitiello? If you don't, he was the CEO of Electronic Arts before stepping down in March 2013, that infamous period of time when SimCity had severe online issues at launch.

Well, now he's been appointed the CEO of Unity Technologies, as announced via press release. This isn't particularly surprising given his experience as CEO and having served on the company's Board of Directors since November 2013.

Co-founder and now former CEO David Helgason for Unity Technologies will continue as Executive Vice President in charge of strategy and communications. He is confident that this transition will be successful:

I'm so proud of everything Unity accomplished in the last decade but now it's time to look forward to an excellent future. Our mission is an important one, so I'm incredibly happy that John has agreed to lend his formidable experience to the role of CEO at Unity.

We've had the chance to work together over the last year-and-a-bit and come to recognize how similar our views are on the importance of the democratization of development to a thriving developer ecosystem and healthy games industry. We're in great hands.

John Riccitiello believes that it's his "incredible fortune to have the opportunity to help guide Unity going forward."