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access_time March 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM in Microsoft by Charlie Grammer

Layoffs occur at PopCap Games

PopCap layoffs affect 30-40 employees.

PopCap layoffs affect 30-40 employees.

Not long after several popular PopCap titles appeared in the ever popular Humble Bundle the company has experienced several layoffs.

The exact number of people affected by the decision is unknown as EA refuses to confirm the exact number, but it is estimated that the recent batch consisted of 30 to 40 people. In addition they’ve been silently performing these layoffs for the past year.

Our friends at Kotaku reached out to the company in the hopes of getting an exact number of employees affected as well as a possible reason.  PopCap general manager John Vechey sent back a statement which read, “The changes we made today at PopCap were painful and we’re sorry to lose some of our friends and colleagues. 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.”

What are your thoughts about these new layoffs?

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