EA Has Laid Off 6 Percent Of Its Workforce Amid Restructuring
Electronic Arts announced a six percent workforce reduction of its employees as the company undergoes a restructuring. The news comes from the publisher‘s official blog, where CEO Andrew Wilson revealed the company has begun notifying affected staff of the layoffs.
Workers who have been affected will receive layoff notices into April and out of the 12,900 people employed around the world, around six percent or 775 people will be notified of a layoff.
The note on EA’s blog from Andrew Wilson indicates that the company is “operating from a position of strength,” and that the company intends to focus on building games and experiences for communities with social and creator tools.
Wilson goes on to say that EA will look at reviewing real estate, indicating remote work is likely to stay for the company, and restructuring some of the existing teams.
“This is the most difficult part, and we are working through the process with the utmost care and respect. Where we can, we are providing opportunities for our colleagues to transition onto other projects. Where that’s not possible, we are providing severance pay and additional benefits such as health care and career transition services.”
The current round of layoffs comes after Respawn Entertainment held its own layoffs back in February as it laid off several team members after multiple projects were cancelled, including a new game in the Titanfall universe. In May, Apex Legends Mobile will shutter.