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EA lay-offs hit mobile development team in Montreal

Electronic Arts has laid-off some of its employees at EA Mobile Montreal, and while the firm has commented on the matter, it had refused to provide the specific number of those affected.

Here's the comment in full:

"EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile. In some cases, this involves reducing team sizes as we evolve into a more efficient organization.These are difficult decisions to let go of good people who have made important contributions to EA, and whenever possible we retrain or relocate employees to new roles.

"Streamlining our operations will help ensure EA is bringing the best next-generation games to players around the world."

The same statement was handed to multiple sources.

A source close to Gamasutra said 200-250 people were affected along with the cancellation of projects in development.

EA has since told the site that the number of lay-offs reported by the site were a bit high, and that there were no plans to shutter the studio.

A source close to the matter has told Joystiq that "60 to 70 permanent employees were let go, along with over 100 people working under EA's contract system."

The lay-offs are on top of the ones which occurred in Montreal and Los Angeles back in February.

We wish all of those affected the best of luck.

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