Electronic Arts has laid off a number of employees in Los Angeles, Montreal and a few smaller locations, EA Labels President Frank Gibeau revealed today in a post on the company’s blog. This appears to be a result of the company deciding to focus on mobile and console technology.
“EA’s leadership on these high-growth platforms allows us to retain and attract the industry’s best talent. Thousands of our existing employees have been retrained and redeployed to work on the new platforms and initiatives. But when it is not possible to redeploy a team, we soften the tough decisions with assistance. This week we let some people go in Los Angeles, Montreal as well as in some smaller locations. These are good people and we have offered outplacement services and severance packages to ease their transition to a new job.”
Specifics on what studios have been affected is unknown at the moment, but there’s word that Visceral Montreal, who is supposed to be working on Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, has been shut down.
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