GameSpot and other outlets are reporting that Electronic Arts continues to lay off its global workforce as part of a restructuring plan to streamline its development apparatus and (obviously) lower costs. According to MCV India the latest studio to be hit by layoffs is EA mobile development operations in India. While EA confirmed that layoffs have indeed happened in India, the company did not disclose just how many people were let go in India. MCV India puts the headcount at around 50 employees.
Meanwhile, Develop is citing sources with knowledge that EA has cut an unspecified number of jobs at social game developer PlayFish. Earlier this week the company announced that it would shut down several Facebook games – The Sims Social, SimCity Social, and Pet Society – currently handled by the studio. EA would not comment on how many employees would be laid off there earlier in the week.
Earlier in the week EA cut its workforce at the customer service center in Galway, Ireland as well.
Last week, EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg said that these staff reductions are meant to "streamline" the company's business operations to prepare it for the next console cycle transition.
We will continue to follow this story as it develops.