It seems PopCap Seattle is facing layoffs as the studio resizes to focus “on key titles and new projects.” The announcement doesn’t say how many developers are affected or what percentage of the Seattle studio it represents.
The news came via the PopCap Games Twitter account which posted the notice from Matt Nutt the GM of PopCap:
This note from our GM was shared with PopCap Seattle today. pic.twitter.com/5kVcHLwTnt
— PopCap Games (@popcap) May 2, 2017
PopCap was acquired by Electronic Arts over five years ago and grew with games like Bejewelled and Plants vs Zombies.
We wish everyone affected all the best in their future endeavors.