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Submitted by forthestandard 890d ago | rumor

PopCap struck by months of quiet lay-offs – source

Following yesterday’s rumour of impending lay-offs at PopCap, VG247 has been told that the Plants vs Zombies developer has been making cuts for months. (Casual games, EA, Industry, PopCap)

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patlike  +   890d ago
Yikes.
Fil101  +   890d ago
Real shame.
snowman2149  +   890d ago
Its sad but I'm not surprised, they haven't released a new title in a few years. Makes me wonder though, what do they actually work on?
tehpees3  +   890d ago
Surviving. I remember they had layoffs a few years ago as well.
LightofDarkness  +   890d ago
Well, if more companies like Zynga and PopCap start washing up on the shore, battered and lifeless, I think it will be an omen to those who have been jumping the gun with mobile games lately that we simply aren't there yet, and cheap throwaway games are not enough to sustain the kind of growth that's necessary to go AAA.
ApolloTheBoss  +   890d ago
Word to the wise: Don't sell your souls to EA games.
Axonometri  +   890d ago
Corporate sweaty pale hands
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InTheLab  +   890d ago
There's clearly no future in casual games, because the "gamers" behind them are too casual to support or even care when the people that make their games no longer exist.

Does your 5 year old or his mom care if Rovio stops makes AB? probably not...
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