EA’s PopCap to Close Dublin Game Studio, Lay Off 96

Electronic Arts-owned PopCap has decided to close its game studio in Dublin after completing a monthlong evaluation period, according to a spokesperson; 96 jobs will be cut in the process. EA will continue to employ about 400 people in its European Customer Experience Center in Galway, Ireland. The layoffs were part of a recent broader restructuring that included 50 layoffs at PopCap’s Seattle headquarters.


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