Today’s studio lay-off story comes from heavyweight publisher Electronic Arts. The recently laid off EA Los Angeles senior software engineer Jeff Dixon broke the news that the team responsible for Boom Blox was let go. In total, fourteen employees got the axe.
The team was working on a new intellectual property using the Xbox 360’s Project Natal. While the team no longer exists, the project will continue on with EA Bright Light Studio.
Meanwhile, EA explained that the layoff and ensuing transfer of projects as a “routine event” and that “moving projects to leverage development strengths is common in global studio organizations,” also promising that “all eligible employees will receive severance and outplacement assistance.”