Seems to be the season for it. Much like the announcement from Activision regarding the loss of thirty of their staff, EA have issued a statement that seems to be more significant. Studios in Las Angeles, Montreal and some 'smaller' studios (no specifics as to which yet) have faced lay-offs of their own. For the time being, the honcho's of EA have not issued any firm details, which suggests it to either be a minor footnote, or potentially something more widespread. They have, however, given assurance that everyone was suitably compensated. EA Labels president Frank Gibeau had the following to say:
"Thousands of our existing employees have been retrained and redeployed to work on the new platforms and initiatives. But when it is not possible to redeploy a team, we soften the tough decisions with assistance. This week we let some people go in Los Angeles, Montreal as well as in some smaller locations. These are good people and we have offered outplacement services and severance packages to ease their transition to a new job."
But what do y'all make of it? It's no secret EAs profits have been somewhat less than inspiring in recent months, what with them not making any. Could this be the beginning of something big? Leave your theories in the comments below.