Electronic Arts to Lay Off 6 Percent of Workforce
California-based video game company Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it will lay off approximately 6 percent of its workforce in the coming months as part of its restructuring efforts, which equates to nearly 800 people.
The decision was made after a review of the company’s portfolio, with a focus on prioritizing projects that contribute to EA’s strategic goals.
In a memo to employees, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said that the company is moving away from projects that do not align with its priorities and is reviewing its real estate footprint.
“Now, more than ever, we must be focused on our strategic priorities: building games and experiences that entertain massive online communities; creating blockbuster interactive storytelling; and amplifying the power of community in and around our games with social and creator tools,” Wilson wrote. “These priorities align our investments with opportunities to make the biggest impact.”…