The Los Angeles-based development studio shrinks by 14 members.
Publishing giant Electronic Arts has let go of 14 members of EALA, the development studio behind Wii-exclusive titles Boom Blox and its sequel Boom Blox Bash Party.
Former EALA employee Jeff Dixon said that the developer had been working on a game for Xbox 360's upcoming Project Natal add-on.
A representative from Electronic Arts released the following statement: "EA remains fully committed to maintaining its EALA studio which is the headquarters for the mobile division as well as for development of franchises like Medal Of Honor, Command & Conquer and others."
When asked by Kotaku what prompted the layoffs, the representative said, "Moving projects to leverage development strengths is common in global studio organisations. In this case, a small project has been moved from EA Los Angeles, to the EA Bright Light Studio in Guildford, UK, where the Harry Potter franchise and several of the Hasbro properties are developed. A small number of employees were impacted by the decision. All eligible employees will receive severance and outplacement assistance."
No new titles in the Boom Blox series were believed to be under development.