That's not good news. Its sad given they had BF3 & Dead Space 2 launch last year to significant success. I can see EA "playing it safe" & sticking to its "known" franchises, meaning no new IP. Which could hurt them even more, you know the whole beating a dead horse thing.
According to a report on Startup Grind, a site that normally deals with tech companies and their founders, publisher Electronic Arts will very soon lay off as many as 1000 employees.
Originally planned to take place last week, the lay offs have reportedly been slightly postponed, though may now take place â€ as soon as this weekâ€.
The report claims between 500-1000 employees will be affected. Thatâ€™s a lot of people, even for a company as big as Electronic Arts.
Startup Grindâ€™s report goes on to speculate the layoffs are a result of a disappointing 2011 in which a few hit games (like Battlefield 3) had their sales overshadowed by an overspend on marketing, expensive acquisitions and disappointing subscriber numbers for big-budget MMO Star Wars: Old Republic.
Weâ€™ve contacted EA for confirmation, and will update if we hear back.
I wish Bioware could demerge from them.
EDIT: spelling & grammar
Edited by bilcliff, 16 April 2012 - 01:37 AM.