EA Planning Layoffs After Closing Two Mobile Titles, Report Says

EA F1 Mobile Racing Track

According to a new report from Games Industry.biz, EA is planning new layoffs that will affect “a small number of staff” after shutting down two mobile games.

EA reportedly made the decision as a result of closing EA Sports MLB Tap Sports and F1 Mobile Racing. However, EA did not confirm exactly how many employees that the layoffs affected.

EA gave some clear statements to GI.biz addressing the fans and the future of the games.

The company said that “this is a difficult decision that we know impacts passionate communities who have played and enjoyed these games, and we do not take it lightly”.

EA F1 Mobile Racing Track

EA also said that “we extend our thanks and appreciation to the MLB, MLBPA, OneTeam Partners, and MLBPAA for their close and valuable partnership”.

This implies that EA may still have plans for another MLB game sometime in the future.

EA reassured fans that “we are deeply committed to our F1 franchise through our ongoing partnership with Formula One Management”. So, another game in the series is likely on the table.

On Twitter, the official F1 Mobile Racing account issued a new post today about sunsetting. It reveals that starting today, F1 Mobile Racing will end in-app purchases and app stores will remove the game.

Fortunately, players can still use their in-game currency until May 24th. At that time, the game will become inaccessible.

These new EA layoffs are just one of many as various studios continue to cut back. Just today, reports surfaced that developer Disruptive Games recently faced layoffs.

ZA/UM, the developer behind the hit RPG Disco Elysium, also confirmed the decision to lay off workers last week.

For more of the latest gaming news, you can read about Warner Bros. Discovery saying that Suicide Squad “fell short of expectations” after going on sale.

  1. Microsoft should go third party 100% and buy EA. They need the studios have EA take over Fable and Perfect Dark support, Codemasters oversee Forza, Respawn could make some good third person action games, Apex gives them another successful live service title, Sims would be good on mobile, and a successful in house engine.

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