'Small number' of layoffs confirmed at EA Montreal

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EA's Montreal studio is to layoff a very small number” of employees this week.

"EA Montreal is reorganising some teams to focus on digital initiatives, including new mobile and social projects," EA corporate communications told Games Industry.

"These are routine changes which address the cyclical nature of the game industry. A very small number of employees will be impacted – many will be assigned to new projects at EA, others will leave the company."

Overall, we expect that EA's headcount will be up at the end of this year.”

The news comes just over a week after EA denied reports of mass-layoffs, going on to say that EA is growing and hiring and building teams to support the growing demand for digital games and services”.