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EA closes PopCap Dublin and we all become a bit depressed

9/24/12 3:00pm

When EA took control of PopCap last year, we hoped for the best. I mean, EA doesn’t have the greatest track record for keeping studios they purchase open. And with that we receive a tweet from PopCap’s associate producer John Vaughan “it’s official, Popcap Dublin is now closed :(.”

While this was forecasted a bit by EA’s Frank Gibeau when he said they might have “duplicative roles”, I am sure the 96 people affected feel otherwise. At least in PopCap’s official statement, EA is providing “outplacement support and many employees have offers in other parts of PopCap, at EA or new opportunities with technology partners in Ireland.” This is not limited to, but may include the additional 300 positions they created at the EA European Customer Experience Center in Galway.

Hopefully everyone lands on their feet.

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