Trip Hawkins, Digital Chocolate (and EA for that matter) founder, is leaving his position as CEO amid company-wide layoffs and studio closures, aiming to take more of an advisory role in the near future. Around 180 employees have been reportedly let go in Russia, San Mateo and India, though the figures have not yet been officially confirmed.
The company’s offices in Mexico, Armenia, Washington and Russia have also reportedly closed their doors. Apparently, Digital Chocolate is just “narrowing its focus and it made sense to get more streamlined.” Considering last week’s news of the 38 Studios collapse, not exactly an encouraging week for the industry.
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