Following the departure of Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s succeeding CEO, Andy Jassy, has sent an email to employees declaring the company’s commitment to thriving in the video gaming industry. This comes following a withering report that noted the company’s chaotic internal structure for game development and lusterless results. Lately, in a more radical Amazon news, outgoing CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that he is stepping down from his position.
Bezos will still remain at Amazon but will be focusing on other endeavors including The Washington Post and Blue Origin. Bezos will officially be stepping down come summer and Jassy will be taking over. Jassy is currently the head of the cloud computing division of Amazon and is already pledging a lot for the future of the company. The current CEO is the one who ordered the conception of Amazon Game Studios nearly a decade ago and has invested billions into the company with lusterless results.
In an internal email acquired by Bloomberg, Jassy recognized the Amazon Game Studios report and pledged improvements. The executive allegedly downplayed the claims therein, saying some things were magnified but noted that change was necessary.
“Some businesses take off in the first year, and others take many years,” said Jassy. “Though we haven’t consistently succeeded yet in AGS, I believe we will if we hang in there.” The incoming CEO also expressed his support for Mike Frazzini, the current head of Amazon Game Studios, who became the subject of controversy in the original Bloomberg report.
“Being successful right away is obviously less stressful, but when it takes longer, it’s often sweeter,” Jassy mentioned in the email, guaranteeing, “I believe this team will get there if we stay focused on what matters most.”
Many of the problems rooted in Frazzini’s lack of experience in game development before the start of his tenure in Amazon Game Studios, as we as a supposed “bro culture” that controlled the work environment he led.
Frazzini also admitted to some of the complaints in the report, saying that there is work to do but that will definitely take time. “We’ve learned and improved a lot along the way, myself included, and we will continue to do so,” Frazzini stated in an email. “Making great games is hard, and we’re not going to get everything right.”