Electronic Arts Lays Off More Employees

Gamesbeat revealed today that EA has completed another round of layoffs as part of its organizational restructuring. From EA.com:

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.  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.

What those new technologies could be is anyone’s guess. Playstation 4 development? Whatever Microsoft is cooking up? Some unique use of the WiiU hardware? A change to Madden that actually matters? And what about their new mobile focus? Is this related to more app tie-ins for their console and PC releases, or new content that isn’t just a $14.99 port of an existing game?

While it’s always depressing to hear about layoffs in the industry, this restructure might actually put the company in a good place to remain competitive as the marketplace sets to change when the new console generation releases within the next year.

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