While not revealing exact numbers, EA exec Craig Hagen has said the rumours are true but there's still plenty of devs left, over 650.
Hagen noted the state of the economy is rippling across all industry's "including ours" and they need to make operating costs smaller. Tiburon remains a "flagship" studio for EA.
"The economy is affecting every industry including ours and we need to tighten our belts and reduce our operating costs," Hagen tells the .
"Tiburon remains one of the flagship studios for EA Sports and will continue to be the home base for the leading sports franchises like Madden and Tiger and NCAA Football," he added.
EA confirm staff cuts at sporty Tiburon, "need to tighten our belts"
22 January 2009 | By Simon Priest