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Electronic Arts to cut up to 1,000 jobs?

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Electronic Arts is reportedly preparing to cut up to 1,000 members of staff.

The massive wave of job cuts is the result of poor Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic sales, reports Startup Grind.

Battlefield 3 screenshot

© EA

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' screenshot

© EA



The figures represent as much as an 11% cut in work force. The cuts were originally due to be made last week, but were pushed back.

Despite a record-breaking launch, which saw ten million copies shipped to retailers, Battlefield 3's sales were overshadowed by an expensive marketing campaign.

Prior to its release, Star Wars: The Old Republic was revealed as the most expensive game in the company's history.

EA's expensive acquisition of PopCap Games is said to be another factor in the job cuts.

Electronic Arts was recently named the worst company in America by The Consumerist.

EA was picked for its policy of withholding game content and for releasing inferior and occasionally broken products with the intention of fixing them post-release at a cost to the consumer.

> Read our Battlefield 3 review
> Read our Star Wars: The Old Republic review

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