EA Reportedly Fired Over 200 Apex Legends QA Testers In Unscheduled Zoom Call
During a surprise Zoom call, EA reportedly fired more than 200 quality assurance testers. Affected employees primarily worked on the mega-popular Battle Royale at Electronic Arts’ Baton Rouge, Louisiana office. Apex LegendsDeveloped by Respawn Entertainment.
as the Reported by Kotaku, sources familiar with the meeting said contract testers were informed during an unscheduled Zoom meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday that they would lose their jobs with immediate effect. Some examinees ended up working their night shift on leave itself.
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EA would not comment directly on the layoffs, but a company spokesperson told Kotaku via email that “testing games is an integral part of delivering the best experiences for our players” and that “our ongoing global strategy As part of, we are expanding our distribution Apex Legends The testing team and end-to-end testing execution centered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana affect the services provided by our third-party providers. Our global team, including remote playtesters across the US, enables us to increase the hours each week we are able to test and customize the game and to better understand and serve our growing community around the world. Shows commitment.”
The unfortunate news follows the launch of Apex Legends’ 16th season of support, known as Ravelry, and came as a shock to full-time managers and supervisors who were not told ahead of time. The affected contractors will reportedly get 60 days of severance, sources said.
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