EA lays off 6% of its workforce as part of its restructuring plan

Despite the layoffs and "macro uncertainty", Electronic Arts guarantees investors it will continue to operate "from a position of strength".

EA is restructuring its operations as the company looks to reevaluate its investments and reduce office space. As part of its latest move, EA announced that it's cutting 6% of its workforce.

EA is undergoing corporate restructuring to save on expenses.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson announced the latest job cuts in a blog post on Wednesday.

According to Wilson, the company wants to move away from non-contributing projects and reduce its real estate footprint. This new round of job cuts comes after the game publisher let go of an entire quality assurance team for Apex Legends in Louisiana.

"As we drive greater focus across our portfolio, we are moving away from projects that do not contribute to our strategy, reviewing our real estate footprint, and restructuring some of our teams," Wilson said. "These decisions are expected to impact approximately six percent of our company’s workforce."

EA reportedly had around 13,000 employees last year. This means that around 780 employees are going to be affected by the layoffs.

The new round of layoffs comes after the game publisher let go of around 200 testers for Apex Legends.

EA has already started to notify affected employees and expects the layoffs to "continue through early next fiscal year."

Wilson thanked employees for their contributions to EA and promises to deliver "on our mission of inspiring the world to play."

EA's CEO concludes his statement by saying:

I want to extend my deep appreciation to all our employees who have contributed to our incredible story so far. It’s through your love of games that we continue to deliver on our mission of inspiring the world to play. Looking forward, we are focused on writing our next great chapter by bringing more amazing games to more people around the world — inspiring them to build community, participate in shared fandom, and have joyful experiences. The future of entertainment is interactive, and no team is better equipped to lead this transformation than us.

EA is gearing up for the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Earlier this year, EA announced the shutdown of Apex Legends Mobile in April and the cancellation of Battlefield Mobile. The company is also closing down developer Industrial Toys which was working on the mobile version of Battlefield.

The company also canceled an unannounced Titanfall game in a bid to Accstreamline its projects.

EA is currently preparing for the release of the highly anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on April 28 on the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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