RUMOR: Layoffs at Popcap Imminent
In what could very well be a sign that social gaming is in decline (or, at least, was incredibly overvalued as a cultural force and financial prospect), or perhaps just another sign of Electronic Arts’ amazing skills at running their subsidiaries, rumors are spreading that Zynga runner up PopCap, creator of Plants vs Zombies, Bejeweled, and Zuma, is set to undergo deep cuts to staff.
The rumor comes courtesy of 3D Realms owner George Broussard, who laid it out plainly on Twitter: “EA bought PopCap a year ago for a billion dollars. Sources say shakeup and layoff’s are imminent at PopCap.” Broussard, when asked which sources, said “mine.”
The story has yet to be confirmed or denied by EA.