EA makes 'essential' layoffs, refuses comment on specifics

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 25, 2013 11:55am PDT

Electronic Arts has announced layoffs, although has refused to detail specifics on how many people were affected and where. "In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile," a statement on the company's official site reads. "This has led to some difficult decisions to reduce the workforce in some locations."

According to EA, "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."

In a statement to Shacknews, a representative for the publisher said that "we're not commenting on specific teams or number of employees." However, Kotaku claims that up to 10 percent of the company's workforce could be affected. These reductions come after earlier layoffs at the company, and the resignation of former CEO John Riccitiello, who admitted that the company would be facing yet another financial loss.

Earlier rumors suggested that the EA Partners program would be shuttered as well.

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