PopCap Seattle announce layoffs via Twitter

PopCap Games in Seattle have annoucned that the studio will be reducing the size of their team in order to ‘evolve’.

The studio annouced these changes publically via Twitter, which was shared to employees before publication, from PopCap GM, Matt Nutt.

"Our PopCap studio in Seattle continues to be home to amazingly creative teams," said Nutt. "But we need to evolve to ensure our big ideas are going to continue to excite and give players more of what we do best—inspiring the world to play, together.

"To do that we’ve made the difficult decision to reduce the size of our team in Seattle," he continued, "and we are refocusing on key titles and new projects. We’re saying goodbye to some talented colleagues and friends today, and that hurts."

PopCap became part of EA five years ago following the success of Plants Vs. Zombies and Bejeweled. The company is now focusing on ‘bringing our brand of fun back to mobile games’.

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