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EA increases redundancies to 10% – an additional 400 jobs

By on December 19, 2008

In an update to a previously announced round of redundancies, Electronic Arts has announced it will be reducing its workforce by 10%, raising the redundancy total to 1,000.

Restructuring charges will increase to $55-65 million with planned savings of $120 million per annum. As part of the restructing, Electronic Arts will be closing or consolidating nine development and publishing studios, including Black Box Studio in Vancouver.

Black Box and the additional redundancies are added to the GameOverZone.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: