Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced as layoff rumours circle PopCap

Erik Johnson
Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced as layoff rumours circle PopCap

Popcap has announced a sequel to its hit multi-platform tower defense title Plants vs. Zombies, but it appears all isn’t well for the casual giant.

Prior to today’s announcement, VG247 reported comments from 3D Realms co-owner George Broussard on an apparent restructuring going down at the company.

“Sources say shakeup and layoffs are imminent at Popcap,” Broussard proclaimed on Twitter.

He later added that the shakeup was taking place to conform to EA’s company-wide production model. Popcap was purchased by EA a year ago for $750m.

That source alone wouldn’t have us jumping to write up a piece ourselves without any supporting sources to back up the claim, but that changed just hours ago as VG247 came back with another report from a source claiming that Popcap has ‘very quietly’ been making cuts for several months.

EA would not comment on the matter when asked.

The only bit that’s official at this point is that Plants vs. Zombies 2 is on the way, will offer new settings along with new zombie-defense scenarios, and will arrive next year in late spring.

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Tags: casual , layoffs , popcap , plants vs zombies , rumours , sequels , MCV USA

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