EA have reportedly laid-off up to 10% of their entire workforce, with various sources reporting that the EA Partners label and two Vancouver game studios have become casualties of EA’s ongoing restructuring.
Over the past couple of weeks, EA have been cutting jobs across the company, particularly at studios focused on mobile platforms. In a statement explaining the lay-offs, EA have said they are pursuing new “priorities in new technologies and mobile”. If EA really have let go 10% of their workforce, that would mean around 800 people have lost their jobs so far in this reorganization.
Confirmation of the layoffs come in the form of an official statement from EA, who were recently voted Worst Company in America for the second year running:
"In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile. This has led to some difficult decisions to reduce the workforce in some locations,” said EA’s statement. “We are extremely grateful for the contributions made by each of our employees - those that are leaving EA will be missed by their colleagues and friends.
"These are hard but essential changes as we focus on delivering great games and showing players around the world why to spend their time with us."
Kotaku has word from unknown sources that as much as 10% has been laid off.
This news arrives alongside recent reports that EA have shut down their Partners label. Game Informer cites a tweet from Palle Hoffstein that Popcap and Quicklime studios have been closed.