Electronic Arts continues the staff-axing spree, with 200 people from the Black Box studio being fired. The studio had over 350 members, which means that now less than half of the initial staff remains there. The news follows another bad one we brought yesterday, when EA fired some members over at the Tiburon studios.
General manager Rory Armes wrote in an internal memo: “A short time ago, a number of your colleagues were asked to attend a session to discuss important news at Black Box. Unfortunately, the purpose of that meeting is to inform those employees that their positions at Black Box have been eliminated.”
It is rumored that Electronic Arts plans to reduce its staff by 1,000 employees, so this would be just the beginning. There is no exact information about EA’s plans for the future (regarding the internal studios, that is).