Report: EA jobs will go within Pandemic, Maxis and C&C team
Studios affected include makers of The Sims and Mercenaries
Following yesterday's news that EA is to lay off 1500 staff by the end of March 2010, reports are emerging the affected studios could include Pandemic, Maxis and nearly the entire Command & Conquer team.
According to sources speaking to Kotaku, the team working on Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight was informed it would be let go following the completion of the RTS game next year.
Also affected are former Sims studio and creators of Spore EA Maxis, Mercenaries and The Saboteur makers Pandemic Studios LA, and social network gaming acquisition Rupture Studios. Each is expected to lose substantial staff, and remaining employees will be relocated to EA headquarters in LA and Redwood Shores.
Yesterday, news emerged Black Box, Redwood Shores, Tiburon and Mythic had all been hit by the restructure.
EA has said that 1500 jobs will go - incorporating 900 positions in game development, 500 in publishing and 100 at corporate level - in a bid to save USD 100 million annually. 12 unannounced projects have been cancelled, and the publisher has said it will close "several" facilities down entirely.