Electronic Arts has made several large layoffs, most affecting a portion of his tester who is mostly engaged in Apex Legends.
The incident was first reported by Kotaku through unidentified sources, and then corroborated by Tom Henderson on Insider-Gaming, from whom we learn that the total number of people who worked on Apex Legends should be around 200, although they had also previously worked on several other titles.
The issue has appeared to have arisen completely unexpectedly following a bizarre "mandatory meeting on Zoom" that took place in the past few hours and during which 200 testers were forced to quit, shutting down the entire Baton Rogue division that was focusing on game quality control until recently. Apex Legends
According to those interviewed, none of the sections knew anything about the situation, which would have gone completely out of the blue. At this point, we are waiting for any confirmation on the matter and also news on future personnel redeployments, if they are already planned.
Even among big businesses, layoffs are occurring in a very troubling manner, as we have seen with Microsoft's 10,000 employee cuts and Google's 12,000 employee cuts in the second period.