Lay Offs Hit Electronic Arts - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 11 April 2013 / 3,560 Views
Electronic Arts has confirmed that it has laid off some of its employees. While early reports at Gamasutra suggest that upwards of 250 employees have been let go, Electronic Arts has said that figure it "too high." However they did not say the exact number of layoffs.
A source had told Gamasutra that EA Montreal was closing, but Electronic Arts said that the studio will remain open and there are no plans for it to close.
"EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile," said Electronic Arts in a statement. "In some cases, this involves reducing team sizes as we evolve into a more efficient organization."
"These are difficult decisions to let go of good people who have made important contributions to EA, and whenever possible we retrain or relocate employees to new roles. Streamlining our operations will help ensure EA is bringing the best next-generation games to players around the world."
Electronic Arts had laid off employees at its Montreal studio earlier this year and the studio will be focused on developing mobile games and on new platforms.