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NCAA settlement won't affect EA's strategy: CEO

The NCAA reached a $20 million settlement Monday with former players over college-themed football and basketball games produced by Electronic Arts. However, EA's CEO Andrew Wilson said that settlement will not affect the company's strategy.

EA reached a settlement in the case last fall.

"We have actually moved away from making college-themed sports properties. In regards to football, we are focused on our core Madden NFL product and really looking forward to continue to drive innovation and creativity around that product," Wilson said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell."

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Wilson, who became CEO of the gaming company last September, said his vision is all about putting the player first and building "amazing games," especially since players now play games for longer periods of time now.

"This is a different world right now," he said. "Even a little as three or four years ago, we launched a game, they would play for five or six weeks and be done. Now they start playing and they play for six months, 12 months, 18 months."

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—By CNBC's Michelle Fox

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