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EA Montreal hit with lay-offs

Army of Two and Skate It studio thins its numbers

EA has confirmed its Montreal studio will suffer a "very small number" of layoffs this week as part of "routine changes".

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Speaking to GamesIndustry International, an EA corporate communications spokesperson said the process is part of a refocus on the digital projects.

"EA Montreal is reorganizing some teams to focus on digital initiatives, including new mobile and social projects," the company said.

"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."

Sources have indicated up to 50 employees will be affected, though not all of those people will be leaving the company.

Last year it was reported EA Montreal is working on a new Army of Two title using the DICE's Frostbite 2 engine.

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