According to Gamesindustry.biz, Electronic Arts has begun sending layoff letters to more than 750 company employees. The sector giant announces this dismissal as part of a “restructuring” plan.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the company was focused on building great gaming communities, but the redesign required the removal of projects and staff that didn’t fit the new vision. EA has notified the Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to incur expenses of between $170 million and $200 million as a result of all the changes.
“This is the hardest part, and we work through the process with the utmost care and respect,” Wilson commented. “Whenever we can, we give our colleagues the opportunity to move on to other projects. When that’s not possible, we provide severance pay and additional benefits such as healthcare and career transition services.”
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