Digital Arts laid off its total Baton Rouge studio earlier this week, a studio that housed over 200 high quality assurance testers for Apex Legends. EA reportedly broke the unlucky information to the studio’s employees over Zoom on the finish of their shifts and handed out 60 days of severance pay as compensation.
EA says that the layoffs have been a part of their plans to increase globally and claims that the studio’s closure will profit the testing technique of Apex Legends in the long term.
“As a part of our ongoing world technique, we’re increasing the distribution of our Apex Legends testing staff and ending testing execution that’s been concentrated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, impacting companies offered by our third-party supplier,” a studio rep informed Kotaku. “Our world staff, inclusive of distant playtesters throughout the U.S., permits us to extend the hours per week we’re in a position to take a look at and optimize the sport and displays a dedication to grasp and higher serve our rising neighborhood around the globe.”
The information comes just some months after EA determined to tug the plug on Apex Legends cellular after it fell wanting the studio’s expectations. Our sympathies exit to these affected by the layoffs.
EA simply fired its total Baton Rouge studio, which is basically their total Apex Legends QA employees.
— Ben (@TopMarx420) February 28, 2023