A Disney spokesman confirmed the layoffs Wednesday, but didn't say how many people were affected.
Website Kotaku said 150 people were laid off, citing an unnamed source. Two games that had been in production, "Star Wars: First Assault" and "Star Wars: 1313," were canceled, Kotaku said.
Disney has been moving away from games that are expensive to make for consoles, like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and toward apps.
One example of the licensing model is Rovio Entertainment Ltd.'s November launch of "Angry Birds Star Wars."
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