And the rumour mill keeps on grinding. Yesterday we heard that EA was going to lay off up to 1000 members of staff, which EA then denied. Now, in a statement sent to Ripten, EA is claiming its headcount will most likely grow by the end of 2012.
According to the statement, EA's growth ebbs and flows, but the trend is upward.
"There are no lay-offs as such, we always have projects growing and morphing," claimed EA. "At any given time there are new people coming in and others leaving. EA is growing and hiring and building teams to support the growing demand for digital games and services.
"Like all game companies, we make occasional adjustments to resize teams as projects are completed and new priorities are established. Overall, we expect that headcount will be up at the end of this year."
EA's growth, particularly in the digital area, is positive, but that doesn't necessarily mean that members of staff won't be made redundant as EA makes tweaks at various studios.
“There are no lay-offs as such," said EA, in an earlier statement," we always have projects growing and morphing."