EA Drops UK Quality Team, Leaves 40 Apex Legends Staffers In Limbo

Zinger Key Points
  • Electronic Arts is dissolving its UK Apex Legends QA team, impacting 40 workers.
  • Despite meeting targets, contracts weren't renewed due to restructuring, leaving workers scrambling for new jobs.

Electronic Arts EA is set to dissolve its Apex Legends UK quality assurance (QA) team, impacting around 40 contracted workers.

According to Insider Gaming, the decision was revealed during a ‘Business Update’ Zoom call, leaving managers unaware until informed by affected employees. Established in 2022, the UK team oversaw QA for Apex Legends from Season 16 onwards.

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Although the team reportedly met its performance targets, the non-renewal of contracts was attributed to a broader business restructuring rather than performance issues.

Sources who talked with Insider Gaming under the condition of anonymity, stated: “Everything seemed to be heading to a normal renewal ready to tackle the next year of plans for Apex.”

Affected individuals now face uncertainty in seeking new employment, with some contracts expiring imminently. Notably, this move does not appear linked to the prior layoff of 670 EA employees in late February.

Last month, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson highlighted Apex Legends’ substantial player base, hinting at future expansions beyond the battle royale genre.

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