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Unknown number of PopCap employees laid off today

Posted on March 13, 2014 AT 01:13pm

An unknown number of PopCap employees have been laid off today, according to a statement issued by general manager John Vechey.

“The changes we made today at PopCap were painful and we’re sorry to lose some of our friends and colleagues,” Vechey wrote in the statement. “But it was also necessary in order to stay on course with our future plans for mobile games, live services, and new IP. PopCap is a studio that made its name building great games that the world can fall in love with, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”

According to Polygon, an EA spokesperson (Electronic Arts is PopCop’s parent company) they contacted mentioned that none of the some-40 members of PopCap HD, the division responsible for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, were affected by these layoffs. PopCap’s development team restructured itself to have a team dedicated to mobile development and PopCap HD, whose focus is PC and console games, just last month.

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