Electronic Arts has decided to slash an entire section of testers for Apex Legends Quality Assurance, reportedly without any kind of warning. The news was previously reported by Kotaku and Insider Gaming.
According to well-known insider Tom Henderson of Insider Gaming, EA has fired over 200 of his QA testers who worked on Apex Legends at his Baton Rouge office. The team at Apex Legends only recently completed a game, but has since worked on more titles, including Battlefield 2042.
According to several accounts, the entire Baton Rogue division was summoned this morning to a "Mandatory Zoom meeting" where it was announced that the entire QV/QA division would be shut down.
Electronic Arts has not released any official remarks on this matter, therefore, we are waiting for any actions from the company, especially when it comes to the possible relocation of all the testers who have experienced, from one moment to the next, their employment with the company.
Electronic Arts has announced 140 million dollars in cuts, although they are unexpected in this instance.