Restructuring sees job losses at EA Canada and Black Box

Need For Speed and FIFA studios reshaping for digital gaming

EA has axed a small amount of jobs at their studios in Vancouver as they make the transition to focusing on digital titles.

Both EA Canada and Need For Speed: The Run developer Black Box have suffered staffing losses as part of their overall restructuring.

An EA statement explained, "EA in Vancouver is transforming its studio to align with EA's transformation to high-growth digital formats, including online, social gaming and free-to-play. As the BC studio makes this transformation, a small number of employees are being impacted while most others are being retrained, redeployed and rolling-on to new projects."

The statement goes on to highlight the successes of EA's operations in British Columbia saying, "Employees in our BC studio are learning new skills and working on digital games and services, and there are many examples. Developed at the EA Sports studio in Burnaby, the FIFA Soccer franchise represents the cutting edge of AAA gaming integrated with multi-platform extensions and online features. The Need for Speed World team in Burnaby is leading the digital transformation with 11 million registered players."

Thanks IndustryGamers.

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