Despite the lay-offs earlier this year, Electronic Arts Labels president Frank Gibeau stands behind the EA Partners label, and assured people that the lay-offs were not a sign of of imminent closure.

“We had, frankly, too much capacity inside of our EA Partners team to handle more projects than we were in position to want to have right now. That was what was the scaling back of it was. But Partners is open for business.”

The statement was made during Gibeau interview with Polygon, where he also understood where people were coming from and their assumptions that the company was in trouble.

“I don’t think the communication of that has been particularly well executed on our part,” he admitted.

“We are absolutely open for business to partner with developers out there. In fact on mobile, as an example, with our Chillingo team, we just published three games this week. On the console front, honestly, when you’re in a transition, you tend to focus in on your internal titles and put must of your attention there and most of your capital to make sure you get your studios positioned and configured for that. So we’re definitely looking to do that.”

Source: Polygon, Game Industry