EA has laid off an as yet unknown number of staff in Los Angeles, Montreal and at “smaller locations”. The announcement was made by EA Labels president Frank Gibeau, with the blame being placed on upheaval caused by the industry’s transitional period, as indicated by yesterday’s PS4 reveal.
“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,” he explained in a blog post. “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.”