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.

Via VG 24/7

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3 Comments on RUMOR: Layoffs at Popcap Imminent

Patches

On August 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Every company purchased by EA will be destroyed (Westwood…) or be the shadow of itself (Bioware…)…
It’s as simple as that…

Axetwin

On August 21, 2012 at 12:45 am

I would say until Zynga comes down, social gaming will still be going strong.

sep

On August 21, 2012 at 2:34 am

@ Patches

A shadow of itself [Bioware]….

A shadow of Bioware would be far superior to the crap that’s in its place right now.