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News EA cancels 12 games, lays off 1500 jobs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Nov 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    That's a bit harsh no?

    The worst of it is they'll be cancelling anything remotely innovative and ploughing more cash in to ea sports
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    How pssed off would you be if you were laid off as they bought a flash games studio.

    OUCH!
     
  4. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    So what games were cancelled?
     
  5. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    if they start releasing sport franchise games bi-anually, they better keep updating the roster or else they will hear a crapload of bitching from players
     
  6. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Oh look, Mythic having staff let go, I wonder why? Could it be because Warhammer Online was a dismal failure due to Mark Jacobs complete mismanagement.
     
  7. Abhorsen

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    "devisions", Divisions...
     
  8. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    So, EA tried being innovative. It didn't generate huge amounts of money, so they fall back to their old ways?

    Look out, Activision - seems like EA might want their crown of crap back :sigh:
     
  9. NuTech

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    Anyone else think that EA got a little bit jaded a year or so ago, now only concerning themselves with bottom line sequels?

    It was only the beginning on 2008 that EA tried to 'reinvent' itself with a new image, shouting about new IP. They wouldn't stop bragging about Dead Space and Mirror's Edge.

    I understand both games underperformed (Dead Space particularly) but they really should of reconsidered their expectations.

    While a $391m quarterly loss is not to be sniffed at, I still had (admittedly naive) hopes that EA would ultimately find a good balance between new IP's and annual sequels.
     
  10. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    hang on they just bought a company for $300m and made a net loss of $391m !!!!!!!!!!

    how about dont buy the company when you dont have the cash you idiots and you would be only $91m down
     
  11. Nictron

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    Even then they would still lay off those individuals as the are only shaving off 100 mil with those 1500 jobs.
     
  12. adamc

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    does this mean the Dead Space trilogy is no more?
     
  13. sear

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    Maybe on the Wii, or something. It's pretty obvious that if they keep going with it (it is a strong name after all), they're going to seek to lower production costs as much as possible. Dead Space Extraction was an attempt to do just that.
     
  14. lewchenko

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    They should have made and then erm.. released BF3 in 2009.

    That would surely have rejuventated their coffers !
     
  15. bogie170

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    If they want to make money they need to look into the Online Multiplayer Market and stop churning out **** like they usually do.
     
  16. vampalan

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    You will find that this happens quite a lot, as companies dont pay taxes on loses, and aquiring more asserts. Also makes a good excuse to not pay staff so much.
     
  17. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I bet you also have no idea how these things work (not that I do) so you should try not to overreact and call anyone idiots
     
  18. vampalan

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    If I was one of the 1500 employees.. seeing how 300M was spent on buying more, to only to get laid off. Also working on a game isnt easy, it's not a 9 to 5 job, the amount of life, time and missed oppertunities that goes into an AAA game to get told you're being laid off just isnt nice.
     
  19. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I'll give you that
     
  20. SNIPERMikeUK

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    EA have needed a clean up for a while, they are on top form with their big franchises now, just a shame so many people have to lose their jobs....
     
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