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PopCap hit with layoffs after recent studio split

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...

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Report: Ghost Games suffers layoffs, Need for Speed game put on hold

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...

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Layoffs hit multiple teams at EA Salt Lake, studio refocusing on mobile

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...

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Command & Conquer F2P developer EA Phenomic closed

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...

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EA lays off 900 employees in 'organizational restructuring'

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...

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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...

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Report: EA layoffs at EA Mobile India, Playfish

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...

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Layoffs hit EA, company 'not disclosing specific teams impacted'

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...

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Report: BioWare San Francisco closes, up to 30 staffers laid off

According to a report on GamesRadar, BioWare San Francisco – the studio formerly known as EA2D and responsible for titles like Dragon Age Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D – has been closed by EA, leaving between 25 to 30 employees jobless. Citing a source inside the studio, the report...

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EA announces layoffs in LA, Montreal

EA has announced an unknown number of layoffs affecting its employees in Los Angeles, Montreal and "smaller locations" in an update from EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. "Thousands of our existing employees have been retrained and redeployed to work on the new platforms and initiatives. But when...

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