EA admits to more layoffs, still won't give specifics [Update]

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Alexander Sliwinski
April 26th, 2013
EA admits to more layoffs, still won't give specifics [Update]
EA admits to more layoffs, still won't give specifics [Update]
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 "the workforce reductions which we communicated in the last two weeks represent the majority of our planned personnel actions."

Original Story: Following more rumored layoffs and the reported closure of EA Partners, Electronic Arts has posted the following statement regarding the constant drip of employees being let go across divisions.

"In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile. This has led to some difficult decisions to reduce the workforce in some locations. We are extremely grateful for the contributions made by each of our employees – those that are leaving EA will be missed by their colleagues and friends," reads a company statement posted this afternoon.

"These are hard but essential changes as we focus on delivering great games and showing players around the world why to spend their time with us."

The extent of the EA layoffs and restructuring should come into full view when the company announces its fiscal year results on May 7.
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