After EA was granted it's second consecutive "Worst Company in America" award, the company took notice. Recently appointed CEO Andrew Wilson gave a candid interview with Polygon regarding many user submitted questions, among which was addressing the award which EA was dubbed back in April.
"Whether you respect the source or not, I think it was a wake up call, and it was absolutely something that we spent a lot of time and energy over, and continue to spend a lot of time and energy over," Wilson said.
"For us, it was less about, 'How do we not get voted the worst company again?' but more about, 'Okay, are there things that we could do differently or things that we have done that have been misinterpreted that would cause people to feel that way?'"
Wilson continued on this question stating that EA's role is to create great games and services, and that EA needs to,
"get back to our focus on games, because at the end of the day, if we're making reat games and services, we won't get voted worst company in America again."
EA was voted "Worst Company in America for it's second year in a row, and shortly thereafter COO Peter Moore issued a statement that EA was going to "do better". Shortly after this statement EA dropped their controversial "Online Pass" program which was viewed by many as a way to curb used game sales.
The video from Polygon was full of user submitted questions, which were answered in a very direct manner by Wilson. Questions included gathering Wilson's thoughts on EA and other publishers dabbling in Kickstarter, to which Wilson said,
As long as we're getting great games out there, as long as we're pushing the industry forward, as long as we're driving innovation, I think any path is the right path
The interview continues with question ranging from EA's current plan for PC sports titles, next gen console online functionality, and shutting down games and servers for aging titles.