EA Lays Off Staff, ‘Streamlining Operations’ for Next-Gen
EA laid off multiple employees today as it prepares for the upcoming transition to next-generation consoles. While EA wouldn’t disclose a specific number of employees or affected teams, a spokesperson provided IGN with the following statement:
“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. These are difficult decisions to let go of good people who have made important contributions to EA, and whenever possible we retrain or relocate employees to new roles. Streamlining our operations will help ensure EA is bringing the best next-generation games to players around the world.”
EA noted that its Montreal studio is not closing, despite rumors to the contrary circulating earlier today.
IGN wishes the best of luck to anyone affected by today’s news.
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