EA announced today that they’ve initiated a round of layoffs at a few of their studios.
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau issued a statement about the layoffs:
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.
EA Montreal is the studio behind the upcoming Army of Two threequel, and in Los Angeles EA has two studios, Danger Close (the Medal of Honor studio) and BioWare Victory, and LA is also home to EA’s corporate headquarters as well as the home base for their mobile and social game operations.