EA Acknowledges Layoffs in Statement, Avoids Numbers

April 25, 2013 -

Electronic Arts released a short statement today confirming that layoffs are happening across the company on a worldwide basis, but did not give any specific details on any of its decisions in the last month:

"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."

The company went on to say that the choices they are making are "hard" but essential to "showing players around the world why to spend their time with us."

Of course, some decent customer service, a better bedside manner, and not having a tin ear when it comes to complaints would go a lot farther than firing a bunch of employees. EA's previous statement on the series of worldwide layoffs indicated that the company was restructuring to get ready for the next console cycle, so this latest statement is kind of odd.

You can read the whole thing here.

 


Comments

Re: EA Acknowledges Layoffs in Statement, Avoids Numbers

Can I have 2008 EA back, please? They were still releasing stuff on Steam, mostly Securom free, and they were about to release Dead Space and Mirror's Edge, two games from the school of "just give some teams some money and see what sticks".

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: EA Acknowledges Layoffs in Statement, Avoids Numbers

That was the same year they released the Online Only DRM for Spore

Re: EA Acknowledges Layoffs in Statement, Avoids Numbers

"Avoids numbers" Generally code for "Yeah, it's pretty bad"

Re: EA Acknowledges Layoffs in Statement, Avoids Numbers

Improving customer service would mean the staff at Bioware would have to be mass fired seeing how most of them have trouble though finding jobs after they get fired some like Stanley Woo end up coming back to work for free.
 
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