Significant layoffs at Indian studio EA Hyderabad

Several employees at EA’s Hyderabad studio have been laid off following yesterday’s news that the publisher was pulling the plug on some of its social games.

The EA layoffs come just a couple of months afterGameloft shut downits development operations in Hyderabad, laying off all 200 employees in the process.

EA has declined to provide specific details on the layoffs at EA Hyderabad.

Tiffany Steckler from EA’s corporate communications team responded to our report with the following statement.

EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile. In some cases, this involves reducing team sizes as we evolve into a more efficient organisation."

These are difficult decisions to let go of good people who have made important contributions to EA, and whenever possible we retrain or relocate employees to new roles. Streamlining our operations will help ensure EA is bringing the best next-generation games to players around the world.”

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