The Orlando Sentinel
has confirmed another round of industry layoffs, this time at EA's Tiburon, developers of the top-selling Madden
franchise. Despite EA's intentions not to discuss layoffs
earlier this week in regards to Warhammer
dev Mythic, Craig Hagen – who reportedly handles government affairs for EA – confirmed that layoffs had occurred at the Florida-based studio.
Hagen noted that some reductions at Tiburon were made by freezing open positions, but wouldn't specify how many employees had been laid off or in what sections of the company cuts were made. Approximately 700 people currently work at the flagship sports studio.