EA jobs go in 'seasonal' layoff operation

EA jobs go in 'seasonal' layoff operation

By Ben Parfitt

October 28th 2010 at 9:18AM

Rumours abound that EA may have cut over 100 staff

Publisher EA has confirmed to Develop that rumours of job losses across the organisation are correct.

“We have announced a small number of job eliminations,” an EA US spokesperson told Develop.

“As you know, seasonal roll-offs that follow game launches are common and vital to maintaining a healthy business. Because so many of our games ship in the holiday quarter, the team size adjustments tend to follow in the same timeframe.

“However, EA is growing and several of our studios are looking to hire talented people.”

Ambiguity still surrounds the exact number of losses, though. Rumours on Twitter via 3D Realms’ boss George Broussard suggest the number could be in excess of 100.

1UP, meanwhile, claims that the losses centre around the teams working on EA Sports Active, Skate and NBA Elite, with the latter brand having now been handed over to EA Tiburon following its recent delay.

Story originally appeared on MCV