EA’s Melbourne Studio Has Been Hit By Redundancies

A report by Kotaku Australia suggests that EA’s Melbourne studio, FireMonkeys has been hit by a round of layoffs.

The studio is  one of Australia’s biggest, and is responsible for games such as The Sims Mobile, Need for Speed: No Limits and the Real Racing franchise. The studio was created in 2012, and recently moved into a new office in Docklands.

Currently, the studio was developing Real Racing 4, although along with the layoffs, this was apparently cancelled earlier this week.

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Kotaku also reports that developers were notified of the layoffs earlier this week, with those being affected being told through individual meetings. Those that were kept on were told via a group meeting.

Our thoughts go out to those that are affected. Layoffs are never a nice thing, but particularly in this case when it’s in our home city.

You can read the full report over on Kotaku Australia.