Will Wright is leaving Electronic Arts

I was peeking around the wires and saw this, a couple hours late to the party.

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By Barbara Ortutay
AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Wright, the video game designer behind such hits as “The Sims” and “Spore,” is leaving game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. after 12 years.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Electronic Arts said Wednesday that Wright is departing to run Stupid Fun Club, a company Wright started in 2001 to develop new forms of entertainment like video games, movies and even toys.

“The entertainment industry is moving rapidly into an era of revolutionary change,” Wright said in a statement. “Stupid Fun Club will explore new possibilities that are emerging from this sublime chaos and create new forms of entertainment on a variety of platforms.”

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