Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

EA Layoffs

A post to the EA website by Frank Gibeau has word from the president of EA Labels that Electronic Arts has cut jobs in Los Angeles and Montreal, "as well as in some smaller locations" (thanks Polygon). The post, titled "Transition is Our Friend," takes a generally optimistic tone in looking forward to things like the PlayStation 4 and Battlefield 4 and speaks of the strides EA has made in mobile and free-to-play gaming. This probably doesn't sit perfectly with someone who was just fired, but he offers this outlook:

EAís leadership on these high-growth platforms allows us to retain and attract the industryís best talent. Thousands of our existing employees have been retrained and redeployed to work on the new platforms and initiatives. But when it is not possible to redeploy a team, we soften the tough decisions with assistance. This week we let some people go in Los Angeles, Montreal as well as in some smaller locations. These are good people and we have offered outplacement services and severance packages to ease their transition to a new job.

Console transitions are a complex and challenging experience. Iíve helped navigate several and agree with an old saying we have at EA: Transition is our friend. All the trend lines are converging to reward the creative and financial investments we have made in mobile and console technology. We have never been more ready or more excited about what comes next.

Email Digg Facebook Twitter   Share More    


 

  
   Current Headlines
Trials Fusion MP Open Beta Weekend
Panache's "Historical-Action-Survival" Game & Free Game for Fans
Larian's "Leaked" RPG Plans
World Wide Funder Refutes STALKER Apocalypse Collusion
Killing Floor 2 Video Diary
Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
Morning Patches
Op Ed
Gatherings & Competitions
Morning Consolidation
Morning Mobilization
Morning Tech Bits
Morning Safety Dance
Morning Legal Briefs
Game Reviews
Hardware Reviews
etc.
Out of the Blue
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series Announced
Blizzard Exploring Gold for WoW Playtime Exchanges
  

 



footer

Blue's News logo