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EA Denies Layoff Rumor

An unconfirmed rumor on Startup Grind states between 500 and 1000 layoffs will hit Electronic Arts as soon as this week. They have a list of factors leading to this, including general business downturns, and specific recent aspects of this like disappointing sales of Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the expensive incremental marketing campaigns attempting to boost both games after launch. There's a follow-up to this on Develop denying this. "There are no lay-offs as such, we always have projects growing and morphing," reads a statement they received from EA, which also adds: "at any given time there are new people coming in and others leaving," but that the company "is growing and hiring, building teams to support the growing demand for digital games and services."

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34. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 16, 2012, 18:47 Teddy
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 15:48:
Suddenly all those guys saying TOR could sink EA aren't that silly anymore. Since TOR was at least $100M in costs if not more (That ealuser's blog suddenly becomes even more reliable, he was spot on on TOR) like $300M, such a failure will hurt EA one way or another. You can't shrug off $300M as if they were nothing.

Wonder if this may mean Bioware will join that huge graveyard of devs EA killed after milking them to death. It won't be good for them this failure that's for sure.

By all those guys, you mean you? No, it still sounds "silly" to use your words. I wouldn't be as nice.
 
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