Electronic Arts lays off 1,500

Earlier today Electronic Arts announced that it had acquired social gaming startup Playfish for $300 Million.

This afternoon, Electronic Arts said it would lay off 1,500 workers by April 2010, alongside second fiscal quarter results that saw the publisher post a decrease in year-over-year revenues and a widening net loss of $391 Million.

According to Gamasutra, about 1,300 of those layoffs are part of a wide-reaching restructuring plan that will include “the closure of several facilities.” Gamasutra names the affected locations to be EA Redwood Shores, Tiburon, Mythic, and Black Box affected.