EA dev boss: Make quality games, keep your job

Thursday, 26th February 2009 21:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


EA Redwood’s Glen Schofield has told GI that he’s told EA employees that those involved with the creation of quality games at the company will survive the current round of job losses.

“People who aren’t making great games are going to lose their jobs,” said Schofield.

“But if you’re making quality and we continue to push on that, and you’re a quality person then you’re going to keep your job.”

He added: “If we continue to make great games, if we continue to push this, we’re not going to lose our jobs. Because we’re making great stuff.”

EA’s position as a major brand means the company’s a good place to be, said the exec.

“I think the fact that it’s happening all over the world, and that it’s happening in every industry, makes it a little easier because you say, look guys, we still have a job, EA’s a big brand and it’s a great company – we’re going to survive this. We’re looking to fix things. And they realize that: it’s a big, big brand.”

Redwood Studios was behind Dead Space, which did not perform at retail as well as EA had hoped.



  1. DaMan


    wouldn’t want to work at EA though..

    #1 6 years ago
  2. tatsujin

    Square Enix for FF titles, as long as they keep releasing on Sony platforms, or work for Sony.

    Otherwise, I’d go for Nintendo once they decide to make a real system for hardcore gamers.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    “Redwood Studios were behind Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge.”


    DICE did Mirror’s Edge, Steph. :P

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Over 3 quarters of all EA staff just got fired then.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    BAH! I know Johhny, I meant to say something along the lines of “EA did not like how it, and etc did at retail”, but my brain died half way through it.

    Fixed, and thanks ;-)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    There.. just took it out completely since my thought process is half drunk today. ;-)

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Sounds pretty threatening actually.

    But atleast it’s not, “make games that sell!!! Or leave!” EA anymore.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Dr.Haggard

    Redwood Studios was behind Dead Space, which did not perform at retail as well as EA had hoped.

    But was nevertheless a quality game.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    My sympathies to the “Lord of the Rings Conquest” team. :-)

    #9 6 years ago

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