Electronic Arts has just confirmed that they will be letting go, yet another, round of employees today. Electronic Arts has reportedly initiated a company wide reduction of 10%. EA has not come forward and given specifics of the reduction but this is no surprise seeing as how they didn’t release details of other staff reducing measures. However, Polygon is reporting that every studio has lost at least a few employees, while PopCap Vancouver and Quicklime were completely shut down.
This layoff move is the third time this year that EA underwent a series of staff layoffs. Earlier this year EA closed its LA and Montreal Studios. Earlier this month, EA closed several employees from its Montreal-based mobile development studio.
Unfortuantely, EA is also closing its EA Partners program which helped to fund and publish independent games under the EA label. Studios such as Respawn Entertainment are signed to that label and their future operations are unknown at this point in time. The closing of this program was believed to be the main reason for all the layoffs and could lead to further layoffs in the future.