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EA Laid Off 200 Apex Legends QA Testers

By Xueyang
Mar. 3, 2023 updated 04:06

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Electronic Arts (EA) has laid off more than 200 contract quality assurance (QA) testers at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana office, reportedly during an unscheduled Zoom call.

The affected QA testers were told during a mandatory Zoom meeting held by contracting agency Magnit Global that they were losing their jobs immediately. Sources suggest that EA's entire Baton Rouge QA team has been disbanded as a result of this call, resulting in "essentially their entire Apex Legends QA staff" being impacted.

EA, however, did not comment on the layoffs directly, but confirmed changes at its Baton Rouge office. The publisher stated that it is expanding the distribution of its Apex Legends testing team and ending testing execution that has been concentrated in Baton Rouge, impacting services provided by its third-party provider. The affected workers are expected to receive 60 days of severance pay.

These layoffs come a month after the cancellation of Apex Legends Mobile and Battlefield Mobile development, which resulted in the shutdown of its developer, Industrial Toys.

Source: Euro Gamers