Game over for hundreds of EA employees

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:52 am

Electronic Arts, the world’s largest video game publisher, on Wednesday confirmed reports that it is laying off 5 percent of its work force, or between 325 and 350 people.

The move, first reported by GameSpot, comes a day ahead of EA’s release of its third-quarter earnings.

In late December, EA said its holiday sales were disappointing and that it would likely not meet its third-quarter sales and earning guidance.

But Wednesday, EA corporate communications manager Trudy Muller told CNET News.com that the layoffs were not related to holiday sales but were instead about realigning the company’s resources as it grapples with the transition from current-generation to next-generation consoles.

Source: News.com


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