Another story about someone leaving EA.
This time, it's not a customer - it's upper management. Maybe ex-EA CFO Eric Brown is also having problems with his Origin account?
Telecommunications firm Polycom now welcomes Brown as their new CFO/COO. Is the timing fortuitous? Customer satisfaction is at an all-time low after the introduction of EA's Steam-esque digital distribution service, Origin - which, in terms of technological backbone, is nothing like Steam.
When I think of EA's current marketing scheme(s), it reminds me of Mel Brooks' character from Spaceballs.
Not to mention that Mass Effect 3 tidbits will start seeping into your social sphere. Come ON.
I like Joystiq editor Alexander Sliwinski's angle:
"I am delighted to join Polycom at such an exciting time," said Brown, in a read-between-the-lines press release issued by his new employer. "With Polycom's software strategy, open platform approach, broad ecosystem of partners, and strong brand loyalty among its huge installed base, I believe the company is ideally poised to capitalize on this new model."Just the right amount of veiled snark.
SOURCE: Joystiq via Polycom & EA