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Electronic Arts has confirmed that it is planning another round of lay-offs, expected to take place later this week.

The exact numbers involved aren't known yet, but the axe is expected to fall hardest on the company's online portal, EA.com, which has been haemorrhaging money over the last year. The company recently acquired Pogo.com, and no doubt many of the staff facing redundancy this week are victims of "consolidation" as EA.com integrates some of Pogo's staff into its own operation and sacks the rest.

EA spokesman Jeff Brown is reported as saying that the company's game development studios will also be shedding some more staff, following the exodus from their Redwood City offices just three weeks ago when an unknown (but reportedly large) number of developers were laid off as part of "a routine adjustment".

Despite this, EA is still confident that it will have at least as many staff at the end of this year as it had at the beginning of it. ®

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