PopCap Games announced the closing of its Dublin-based offices, resulting in 96 employees being let go.

"PopCap has provided outplacement support and many employees have offers in other parts of PopCap, at EA or new opportunities with technology partners in Ireland," the company said in a statement sent to Game Informer.

"Europe remains a critical market for PopCap and we will continue to grow our presence through centralized services operated from our North American offices and through the extensive European EA network. Worldwide, PopCap is still growing, and intends to continue hiring and developing current staff.

"We will continue to invest in new games, platforms, and markets while we expand the reach of hit franchises like Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies."

PopCap's North American offices in Seattle, Wash. saw 50 people let go as a result of layoffs. EA announced last week it's creating 300 jobs for its European Customer Experience Center in Galway, Ireland.