EA has confirmed that around 350 of its employees are being laid off across its marketing, publishing, and operations divisions. The publisher says it is also “ramping down” its presence in Japan and Russia as it seeks “different ways to serve our players in those markets”.
In an email obtained by Kotaku, EA CEO Andrew Wilson addressed today’s layoffs, telling employees that while the publisher had “a vision to be the World’s Greatest Games Company… If we’re honest with ourselves, we’re not there right now. We have work to do with our games, our player relationships, and our business.”
“As we look across a changing world around us, it’s clear that we must change with it,” an EA spokesperson said in a separate statement. “We’re making deliberate moves to better deliver on our commitments, refine our organisation and meet the needs of our players.”