PopCap has confirmed that they have laid off an unrevealed number of staff today. They do point out the layoffs did not affect PopCap HD, who are in charge of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.
This is the full statement from Popcap co-founder, EA VP, and Peggle 2 E3 jumper John Vechey regarding the move:
The changes we made today at PopCap were painful and we’re sorry to lose some of our friends and colleagues. But it was also necessary in order to stay on course with our future plans for mobile games, live services and new IP. PopCap is a studio that made its name building great games that the world can fall in love with, and that’s what we’ll continue to do.
We wish the best of luck to Popcap’s employees.