According to the folks over at Kotaku, EA have laid off up to 10% of its staff. The company gave a brief update but refused to comment on numbers or the teams affected.
“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. 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.”
As always our hearts go out to those affected, we wish them luck in finding work and hopefully the quality of work from EA won’t suffer as a result.