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Jacobs responds to Mythic lay-off rumour, EA declines to comment

Tuesday, 20th January 2009 19:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Mythic boss Mark Jacobs has essentially confirmed the EA-owned developer has seen some lay-offs as part of the publisher’s cost-saving plan.

Said the exec, speaking in a forum post on Warhammer Alliance:

1) Our CEO JR has publicly stated the need to cut costs across all of EA. This statement is old news and applies all throughout EA.

2) As part of EA, all studios are expected to do their fair share to meet the expectations of our CEO.”

EA declined to comment to VG247 on the subject this afternoon.

Joystiq rumoured last night that Mythic had shed 21 customer service staff.

Jacobs points out later in the post that more than 400 people were working on Warhammer Online – the firm’s ongoing MMO – at launch, and that a large team still remains on the game.

EA is currently in the throes of dropping 1,000 staff in an effort to cut costs.

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