Co-founder William "Bing" Gordon departs EA

ealogoHow does the old saying go, "out with the old, in with the new?" Electronic Arts co-founder and chief creative officer William "Bing" Gordon announced that he’ll be leaving the company in June to join venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

According to Gordon, here’s why he’s leaving the company, "Being on campus with young people in videogame classes; seeing what they’re interested in; seeing what’s going on with the Internet turning into new kinds of platforms, from iPhone to Facebook and Amazon Web Services–I’ve gotten fired up about an all-new ride."

With Gordon’s departure, all the original founders of EA have left. Some may view this as a new resurgence for the company. Former EA president and COO John Riccitiello re-joined the company in 2007, along with former Microsoft big-wig Peter Moore joined EA Sports late last year too; this seems to be evident of new management.

Gordon co-founded Electronic Arts in 1982. He had a hand in the creation of such EA franchises including NFL Madden, The Sims and Need for Speed.

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