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Plants vs Zombies and Peggle developer PopCap suffered layoffs today, EA confirmed. The news follows a reorganization at the studio in late February, which saw the developer split into a two teams, one geared towards mobile games and the other for console releases. PopCap CEO David Roberts also ste...

March 13th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games has suffered layoffs in its UK office and ceased development on an unannounced Need for Speed project, according to a report by Polygon. The report states that Electronic Arts dismissed contract workers earlier this week and presented full-time staff me...

February 1st 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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EA Salt Lake, the studio responsible for Risk: Factions as well as multiple expansions for The Sims series, has recently had to let an undisclosed number of employees go. EA confirmed the redundancies with Game Informer today, citing a "reduction of a few teams" as the studio shifts its focus to mo...

January 30th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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EA's in-house real-time strategy developer, EA Phenomic, has been closed and its 60 employees laid off, GamesIndustry International reports. The studio most recently developed EA's free-to-play, browser-based RTS Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances. Purchased by EA in 2004, it was originally...

July 12th 2013 at 9:02pm 0 Comments
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During a conference call discussing its year-end financials yesterday, Electronic Arts revealed that it laid off approximately 900 employees worldwide as part of an "organizational restructuring" initiative. Emphasizing that its business was in a period of transition due to the coming launch of ne...

May 8th 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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It looks as if yesterday's EA layoffs are hitting MMO gamers closer to home than originally thought. In a post today on BioWare's Warhammer Online forums, Mythic's Timothy Chappell announced that he has been let go. Chappell was the community manager for Warhammer Online, Ultima Online, and Dark...

April 26th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Update: According to an internal memo sent to EA staff and obtained by Kotaku, the publisher's latest restructuring plan includes moving EA's Origin business under the organization of Frank Gibeau's Labels group and placed EA Sports head Andrew Wilson in charge of the Origin Network.The memo says "...

April 25th 2013 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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Citing a reorganization to focus on new technologies and mobile development, EA announced that it has let another round of its employees go. No firm numbers or estimates on how many were fired have been officially released, however. The publisher released the following statement on its blog: I...

April 25th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The Electronic Arts layoff waves continue, with cuts reported at EA Hyderabad (India) and Playfish.MCV India reports 50 employees were let go at the India mobile studio. As has been standard ops for EA during these layoff rounds, the company acknowledged there were cuts, but wouldn't discuss specif...

April 17th 2013 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts has laid off an undisclosed number of staff. The company tells Joystiq that it is "sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile. In some cases, this involves reducing team sizes as we evolve into a more efficient organization." Joystiq says that 60 to 70 per...

April 11th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Following up with EA about the closure of EA Mobile Montreal, we've received the following statement from the company."EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile. In some cases, this involves reducing team sizes as we evolve into a more efficient organization," the com...

April 11th 2013 at 1:07pm 0 Comments
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Following Disney's acquisition of Star Wars and its related companies and properties, gaming fans have wondered what might happen to developer LucasArts. Out of all of the possible scenarios, the worst has happened: Disney has stopped development in the studio and laid off its employees. From th...

April 3rd 2013 at 1:45pm 0 Comments