Following on from the closure of Visceral Games Montreal earlier in the year, EA confirmed yesterday that it had issued a further round of cuts, but stopped short of revealing which studios were affected.
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.
It remains to be seen how this will affect EA’s global transition to next-gen platforms, but it’s certainly been a turbulent start to the year for the publisher. After losing their CEO in John Riccitiello, EA were then named the ‘Worst Company in America’ for the second year running.