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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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46. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 17, 2012, 11:51 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 09:55:
I don't buy the argument that they make more money per sale and that somehow eclipses all Steam sales. Steam has something absurd like 35ish million active accounts last time I checked. Just even the impulse buys on a platform that large would likely dwarf first run sales on Origin. They are quite likely missing out on a lot of money to build out the Origin platform but I'm not sure they understand quite what they're up against - both their own negative reputation and consumers desire to use as few platforms as possible.

I'm sure they understand, but they're probably arrogant enough to believe they can force people into using Origin for everything and anything and that eventually those people will just use Origin like they do Steam.

I think they are grievously mistaken, but I guess time will tell. They got a lot of people to adopt it for BF3 and ME3, but they have nothing on the horizon that's going to create brand loyalty to Origin.

All that said, so far I've had few issues with Origin. It certainly launches games far, FAR quicker than Steam does. Steam's bullshit "Preparing to launch game XX" window that sits there for a minute or longer at times is really irritating.

But if given the choice, I'd buy a game on Steam every single time over buying it on Origin.

Creston
 
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