PopCap Games lays off staff
EA representatives have confirmed to Gamasutra that an unspecified number of PopCap Games employees lost their jobs today.
Company representatives have also confirmed reports
that the layoffs have not affected PopCap HD, the team that developed the recently-release Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
According to said EA representative, "the changes today were necessary to stay on course with PopCap’s plans for mobile games with live services and new IP."
In addition, the following statement regarding today's layoffs from PopCap general manager John Vechey has been provided to multiple outlets:
"The changes we made today at PopCap were painful and we're sorry to lose some of our friends and colleagues. But it was also necessary in order to stay on course with our future plans for mobile games, live services and new IP. PopCap is a studio that made its name building great games that the world can fall in love with, and that's what we'll continue to do."
Vechey is the last PopCap co-founder standing by the studio, after Jason Kapalka quit
earlier this year.
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