Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 24, 2016
arrowPress Releases
July 24, 2016
PR Newswire
View All

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Report: Layoffs hit EA's Vancouver branch as company makes digital shift
Report: Layoffs hit EA's Vancouver branch as company makes digital shift
February 3, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

Electronic Arts has laid off what it's calling a "small number" of employees at its Vancouver branch as part of a restructuring effort to focus more on its digital content.

With the move, EA said it hopes to better align its Vancouver branch with the company's current focus on digital, online, and free to play games, reports Industry Gamers.

While technically located just outside of Vancouver in Burnaby, British Colombia, this branch is home to the teams behind the incredibly popular FIFA franchise, the Need for Speed: The Run and Need for Speed World developer EA Black Box, and more -- EA has not confirmed which of these teams were affected by the recent layoffs.

Addressing the reorganization, an EA spokesperson said, "EA in Vancouver is transforming its studio to align with EA's transformation to high-growth digital formats, including online, social gaming and free-to-play."

" As the BC studio makes this transformation, a small number of employees are being impacted while most others are being retrained, redeployed and rolling-on to new projects."

During its recent quarterly earnings report, EA reported that it brought in $1 billion in revenue from its digital initiatives in 2011, driven in part by the success of Star Wars: The Old Republic and the launch of the Origin distribution platform.

In January, EA also restructured and dissolved its EA Interactive branch following the departure of division head Barry Cottle.

Gamasutra has contacted EA for further comment but has not heard back as of this writing.

Related Jobs

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment — Chatsworth, California, United States

Art Producer
nWay — San Francisco, California, United States

Sr. Systems Designer
Age of Learning, Inc.
Age of Learning, Inc. — Glendale, California, United States

Director of Operations
Nintendo of America Inc.
Nintendo of America Inc. — Austin, Texas, United States

RETRO STUDIOS - Tools Engineer

Loading Comments

loader image