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Japanese mobile studio DeNA recently made headlines after five years of spurned advances finally led to a partnership with Nintendo so the former could make mobile games using Nintendo's characters. DeNA also just released th...
The life of Driveclub has not been easy. From delays to broken promises, what was to be a flagship title for the PlayStation 4 has become somewhat of a joke -- whether actually deserved or not. And even though we can debate i...
Double Fine Productions confirmed with Games Industry International last Friday that it had to lay off twelve staff members due to a publishing deal falling through on an unannounced title. "One of our unannounced p...
Remember how we heard that Nintendo Europe will lay off 130 employees last month? It gets worse. Those 130 full-time employees will lose their jobs this week, as will an additional 190 from their localization department ...


With development on the standalone Infamous: First Light wrapping up, developer Sucker Punch has seen a round of layoffs. Sony confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer, "SCEE can confirm a reduction in workforce h...
Microsoft says that they're working to realign their workforce, with the first step being a large scale workforce reduction of up to 18,000 jobs. They say that the vast majority of the jobs that will be eliminated will happen...
Layoffs happen frequently in this industry, but it's not very often you hear about Nintendo employees being let go. The company announced today via statement to Eurogamer that it intends to consolidate its European business b...
Development of MMO World of Darkness shut down about a month or so ago. Now it seems that CCP is preparing to cut 49 jobs as part of a restructuring. Polygon has learned that a meeting at CCP's Icelandic offices is curre...
Restructuring has Harmonix, the publisher behind the upcoming Kickstarted Amplitude remake, cutting 37 full-time positions. This shift also has CEO Alex Rigopulos moving into a new role as Chief Creative Officer, with Steve J...
It seems Rare's latest, Kinect: Sports Rivals, wasn't able to meet expectations. CVG has learned from sources that "just under" 20 staffers were laid off, including long-time programmer Chris Sutherland (Donkey Kong Country, ...
This week we learned that Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge, and SCE London Studio were all hit with layoffs. Following the layoffs came the reveal of Starship studio, a new outfit by Martin Kenwright, founder of Ev...
God of War developer Sony Santa Monica was hit with layoffs recently. PlayStation head of internal software development Scott Rohde spoke with IGN about the layoffs, offering little consolation in the vague explanation. "Ther...
There was talk of significant layoffs at Disney Interactive last month and today was the day it went down: the company has laid off approximately 700 employees, amounting to 26 percent of its global workforce, reports The New...
AAA development works, the large studio tells you. "Yes it is true we've let 27 people go today," its press release reads as you imagine it dabbing crocodile tears with a fan of c-notes. "Unfortunately it's something that ev...
Following the recent layoffs that hit Sony Santa Monica earlier this week is the confirmation that a new title the developer was working on has been cancelled. The game, a new sci-fi themed open world IP was apparently f...
God of War developer Sony Santa Monica has undergone layoffs as first rumored earlier today and later confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment America. "This is a result of a cycle of resource re-alignment against priority g...
The Wall Street Journal reports there are indeed plans for characters from the Marvel and Star Wars properties to be brought into Disney Infinity. That's the good news here. Take a moment to make the most of it and refle...
CCP is best known for creating EVE Online, but they have another MMO in the works called World of Darkness, which is based on the popular vampire and werewolf pen and paper games of the same name. CCP told Polygon that they h...
Coming off of a very successful console launch, Sony is looking to trim some fat in other parts of the company. The subject of these trimmings, Sony Pictures, is reportedly going to see $100 million worth of cuts, includin...
Yesterday, Polygon got word of a massive layoff that hit BioShock 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified developer 2K Marin. "We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin," the statement read. "While these were difficult decisio...
Sega of America confirmed today an undisclosed number of layoffs, Venture Beat reports. A spokeswoman for the company had this to say: “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in orde...
Check out site Game Job Watch and be bummed out for the rest of the day. It's essentially a running list of industry job losses. Double up on the bummer with their Twitter feed. At the site, click on any company logo to ...
The Frankfurt, Germany-based EA Phenomic has been shut down, reports GamesIndustry International. While EA would not specifically confirm the closure, the company did give a response that doesn't inspire much confidence: "As ...
Those who follow Capcom will surely recognize the name Christian Svensson. He was the senior vice president and, in many ways, the face of the company due to his willingness to candidly interact with fans. He was pretty much ...
When you think of IO Interactive, Hitman comes to mind. Maybe Kane & Lynch or Freedom Fighters as well -- sorry to reopen old wounds -- but the long-running stealth franchise is certainly right up in there. We'l...
Amidst the layoffs at Electronic Arts earlier this year, word got out that the company's Partners label -- known for games like Bulletstorm, Crysis, and more recently Fuse -- was going away. Speaking to Polygon, EA Labels pre...
It came out this week that social gaming giant Zynga had laid off 520 employees (approximately 18 percent of its global workforce), which ended up meaning full office closures in some cases. Joining the shutdowns in New York,...
Sad news been handed down to many employees of the massive social game developer Zynga, as the company is reportedly cutting loose 520 staff members. That's around 18 percent of the company workforce. As part of the cuts, the...
Japanese mobile and social game publisher GREE has laid off roughly 30 people at its San Francisco offices, GamesIndustry reports. "We have recently aligned GREE's US studio to focus on creating the next generation of mobile ...
On today's Destructoid Show, we did a whole bunch of extra-serious journalism about video games. For starters, we have some facts and also some rumors about the upcoming reveal of the next Xbox. Boxart for Call Of Duty: Ghos...
Word got out earlier today that there have been significant layoffs at Electronic Arts. Going off of anonymous sources, Game Informer reports that the EA Partners publishing label used for games like Insomniac's Fuse is ...
Slant Six Games, in a statement to GamesIndustry International, has confirmed that the team behind Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and several SOCOM games has put into effect a round of temporar...
EA Mobile in Montreal faces 200 - 250 employee layoffs with more to come, a source with connections to EA Mobile told Gamasutra, and the studio will gradually become completely shutdown. EA confirmed layoffs but said that the...
In a statement provided to Kotaku, Activision has confirmed layoffs at Transformers and Deadpool developer High Moon Studios following completion of the latter game: "Activision Publishing consistently works to align its cost...
Disney has today announced that it's decided to close down LucasArts as a game studio, transitioning it into a "licensing model." This effectively means that LucasArts is dead, likely to exist as little more than a legacy nam...
In the wake of massive studio closures these past few years, not to mention other eye-opening events like John Riccitello's resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts, it's hard to have a positive outlook on the industry's future....
BioWare San Francisco (formerly EA2D), the developer behind Facebook game Dragon Age: Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D, has been shut down according to information provided by internal sources to GamesRadar and IGN. The closure o...
TimeGate Studios, one of the development teams that worked on the poorly received Aliens: Colonial Marines, has had some of its staff laid off according to Polygon. The development of the game, its reception, and the story of...
By-mail rental service GameFly looks toward a digital future, as 35 of its employees look for a new job. After layoffs today -- a spokesperson said 15-percent of the company, according to Joystiq -- CEO Dave Hodess stated the...
HMV has been having a pretty horrible year so far, and it's only February. Last month, the UK retailer went into administration, followed by an announcement that 66 stores would be closing up for good -- a move which also res...





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