Studio makes staff redundant as it focuses on mobile games, live services and new IP

Layoffs hit PopCap

A number of employees have been laid off at Plants Vs Zombies developer PopCap.

In a statement to Gamasutra, studio GM John Vechey said the changes were necessary "in order to stay on course with our future plans for mobile games, live services and new IP".

It is unclear how many staff have been made redundant. An EA spokesperson has said the job losses did not affect the PopCap HD team, which developed Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.

"The changes we made today at PopCap were painful and we’re sorry to lose some of our friends and colleagues," he said.

"But it was also necessary in order to stay on course with our future plans for mobile games, live services and new IP. PopCap is a studio that made its name building great games that the world can fall in love with, and that’s what we’ll continue to do."

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