Xbox 720 will be bringing out the best from companies like EA, and as the company discussed the next-generation of gaming, they also acknowledged some recent layoffs that just hit their company.
According to a report from OXM on Friday, EA labels president Frank Gibeau discussed some of the areas EA is focused on for the future.
"Every bit as impressive as the console initiative is the way our teams have pivoted to capture the mobile phenomenon.
"EA has established a clear leadership position on both the iOS and Android systems and we've set new standards for business models and gameplay.
"The Simpsons: Tapped Out has been a runaway success and next week we will release Real Racing 3, a free-to-play masterpiece from our Firemonkeys studio, with graphics many people mistake for a current generation console experience," Gibeau said.
Gibeau talked about the next-generation of consoles a bit more and then strategically talked about some of the recent layoffs that have hit EA.
"EA's leadership on these high-growth platforms allows us to retain and attract the industry's best talent.
"Thousands of our existing employees have been retrained and redeployed to work on the new platforms and initiatives.
"But when it is not possible to redeploy a team, we soften the tough decisions with assistance. This week we let some people go in Los Angeles, Montreal as well as in some smaller locations.
"These are good people and we have offered outplacement services and severance packages to ease their transition to a new job.
"Console transitions are a complex and challenging experience. I've helped navigate several and agree with an old saying we have at EA: Transition is our friend.
"All the trend lines are converging to reward the creative and financial investments we have made in mobile and console technology. We have never been more ready or more excited about what comes next," Gibeau said.