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Old 08-20-2014, 09:29 PM   #33
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Devastating news. I will be fasting until those laid off find new jobs.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:31 PM   #34
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It's not uncommon for software development studios to lay off a round of people after releasing the product those people were working on.

I'm not saying it's right, but it's not uncommon.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:35 PM   #35
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They lay people off before releasing a game. Bravo.. more money for the higher-ups.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:04 PM   #36
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So after they do that whole EA ACCESS thing, they still have to lay people off? Jeez. They are either mis-managing money, or someone is really doing a job.

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Old 08-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #37
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Re: Layoffs Hit EA Tiburon?

There are a lot of people here that can't/won't read and also don't understand business or video game production.

This is not news, this is common! These people are laid off because they are not part of the core team and are contracted for a period of time to work on a project.

If you understand business you'll know this is a benefit to them because they can collect unemployment and freelance until they are possibly (and usually) brought back to work on the next title when their role is once again needed. Many companies do this in all businesses from construction to sports teams and all things in between.

But hardly anyone understands this and people just jump to conclusions and make uninformed comments.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:20 PM   #38
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They lay people off before releasing a game. Bravo.. more money for the higher-ups.
Actually, it is done and released. People have retail copies out there. It's not street date yet, but the games done and out there. Sooooo
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:25 PM   #39
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:32 PM   #40
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Unfortunately this is pretty typical of the AAA video game industry. Release product, lay off staff.

I'm halfway surprised that EA Sports still staffs an NCAA Football team right now to begin with.

The article states that about 4% of the Madden NFL staff was let go. For whatever that number is worth. I would fathom to guess that that number is not large enough to have any significant impact on the direction of the series.
Not just video games actually. Many companies in all industries. I've seen massive layoffs over the 15 years I've been at my company. This is part of corporate life. Costs are cut and people are shed to reduce expense. It's an unfortunate part of the whole deal.
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