EA holds company-wide meeting, Black Box sees mass lay-offs

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 22 January 2009 21:16 GMT

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Kotaku’s rumouring that Black Box has seen 150-200 staff laid off today following a company-wide meeting held at EA Canada.

CEO John Ricittiello is said to have headed up the shindig.

The news comes the day after Skate 2 – developed by Black Box – released in the US.

The outfit employs around 350 people.

EA has said it will go into fuller details on restructuring – announced to the tune to 1,000 staff – in its next earnings call on February 3.

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