Electronic Arts Lays Off More Staff - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 June 2013 / 4,056 Views

Electronic Arts has been laying off staff throughout this year as it attempts to cut costs. An EA source has told Gamesbeat that the publisher has laid off up to 20 staff in the last few days. Electronic Arts is expecting sales to be down as the transition to the next generation occurs.

EA laid off some of its staff at its Los Angeles and Montreal studios back in February. There were also reports that EA had laid off up to 250 employees in April. While EA confirmed there had been layoffs, they said the 250 figure was "too high." However they did not give an exact figure.

EA showed off several titles for the next generation consoles. The first-person shooter Titanfall was the biggest title shown off. It is coming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in Spring 2014. They also showed off Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and several sports titles.

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Piernik (on 18 June 2013)

I'll be dancing on EA's grave.

Ganoncrotch (on 18 June 2013)

they'd probably have to be cremated to stop the site becoming a shrine to Neo EA'rs

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el_gallo (on 18 June 2013)

We don't care to support a console that has sold almost 100 million or it's successor that has shipped more than two other consoles that haven't even begun selling yet but don't worry, we can justify the decision by continually laying off more and more people.

Ganoncrotch (on 19 June 2013)

it would clearly take them too long to port their fine works to another system! EA are know for spending countless minutes making sure their ports are of the highest quality for the platform they're going onto.

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Locknuts (on 18 June 2013)

That was just the last of their Wii U development team, that's all. Just kidding, it's sad to see people left unemployed.

Ganoncrotch (on 19 June 2013)

yeah bad they lose their job but I'd say with the upcoming xbox1 and ps4 launch games being worked overtime on, there would be a massive number of new job vacencys at Sony and Ms gaming studios to get those titles finished in time for launch.

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JazzB1987 (on 18 June 2013)

Do a THQ already!

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