Electronic Arts will lay off approximately 250 people from its online staff, according to a company representative. The layoffs are intended to bring the costs of the company's online operations in line with its revenues, a goal the company has set for 2003. The company's other efforts to make the online division profitable include ensuring the development of quality online content.
The representative noted that the current development schedules of its upcoming online games Earth and Beyond, The Sims Online, and Motor City Online have not changed. Electronic Arts' most recent online release, the unusual conspiracy adventure game Majestic, was launched in early August, and it reportedly has performed
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