EA Montreal reorganizes; lays off a 'small number' of employees

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 26, 2012 4:30pm PDT

EA Montreal, the studio behind a number of games including the Army of Two series, is going through some restructuring. Electronic Arts has confirmed that the mild shake-up has to do with renewing the studio's focus on 'digital initiatives,' including social and mobile endeavors.

The news was unearthed by Games Industry International. "These are routine changes which address the cyclical nature of the game industry," EA corporate communications told the outlet. "A very small number of employees will be impacted -- many will be assigned to new projects at EA, others will leave the company."

It was initially believed--based on the unnamed source who provided the tip--that somewhere in the neighborhood of fifty employees were shed from EA Montreal, but based on EA corporate's response, it seems like many of these employees were reassigned, not laid-off.

"Overall, we expect that EA's headcount will be up at the end of this year," EA said.

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