EA? This right here, you need to do it more often. You and every other major publisher. Finally, some news about industry employment that we can report on without it driving us to drink. “We’re going to be adding 300 jobs to our operations here in Austin,” according to EA’s Frank Gibeau.
Of course, the industry is still a couple of thousand jobs down and studio closures keep coming, but it’s still heartening to see the tide reverse itself occasionally. “I think we’ll probably start this first year somewhere around 30-35, just to get the team up and moving, just so they can start building features and working on HD platform development,” says EA Sports COO Daryl Holt.