EA prepares for Next-Gen projects by laying-off employees

According to a story by IGN, EA  has laid off a number of employees as it tries to focus on next generation projects for the new  generation consoles that are coming in the near future.

However, EA stated that EA Montreal will not shut down, this response came from rumors that EA Montreal would be shut down.

EA hasn’t given information on how many employees they will be laying off. A spokesperson for EA stated that the reasoning behind the lay offs is to insure the companies efficiency by reducing the teams overall size.

The EA spokesperson goes on to say to IGN,  “These are difficult decisions to let go of good people who have made important contributions to EA, and whenever possible we retrain or relocate employees to new roles. These are difficult decisions to let go of good people who have made important contributions to EA, and whenever possible we retrain or relocate employees to new roles.”

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