EA Montreal has announced that it will be letting some staff go as part of its "routine changes", and that the reorganization is a part of Electronic Arts new focus on digital software, including mobile and social networking games.
In a statement, EA announced, “These are routine changes which address the cyclical nature of the game industry. A very small number of employees will be impacted – many will be assigned to new projects at EA, others will leave the company. Overall, we expect that EA’s headcount will be up at the end of this year.”
Inside sources claim that while there will be 50 job cuts at EA Montreal, most of them will not lose their job, but be transferred to other departments.
EA Montreal was founded in 2004, developing titles like the Army of Two series and Need for Speed: Nitro.