Popcap Lays Off Undisclosed Number of Employees

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Posted on March 13, 2014, Ron Whitaker Popcap Lays Off Undisclosed Number of Employees

Popcap, the studio behind Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Peggle, and other popular titles, has laid off an undisclosed number of employees today.

According to an anonymous source that reached out to GameFront, Popcap has laid off as many as 30 employees today. While details remain sketchy, we were able to reach a representative at EA, who passed along the following statement from PopCap GM John Vechey:

“The changes we made today at PopCap were painful and we’re sorry to lose some of our friends and colleagues. But it was also necessary in order to stay on course with our future plans for mobile games, live services, and new IP. PopCap is a studio that made its name building great games that the world can fall in love with, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”

EA would not confirm a specific number of layoffs, so it’s best to take that estimate of 30 with a large grain of salt. Still, this is just another in the long string of layoffs that have marked 2014 so far. We’ll continue to try to confirm the number of folks let go today, and will update if we learn more.


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