EA Cuts More Jobs, Shuts Down PopCap Vancouver and Quicklime Studios, Total Number of Casualties Unknown
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.
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.
It’s possible that all of the above are included in the job cuts; Kotaku’s sources indicate that as much as 10% of EA’s total workforce of about 9,000 is on the chopping block. In any case, it appears as though several hundred more EA workers are on the street while the company flails around trying to regain its equilibrium.