Electronic Arts Salt Lake, the video game studio that worked on the popular "The Sims" PC games and other family-based titles, has laid off part of its staff to focus on mobile gaming.
Gaming publisher Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., confirmed the restructuring of the studio but would not say how many employees were let go.
"EA Salt Lake is becoming largely focused on mobile development, including 'The Sims' and other projects," the publisher said Thursday in a statement. "Recent shifts unfortunately resulted in the reduction of a few teams. As we look to match skills with opportunities, some staff will be offered other positions at EA, while others will leave the company."