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H1Z1 dev Daybreak Game Company has laid off staff

Daybreak Studios, developer behind the previously popular H1Z1, has confirmed that an undisclosed amount of staff have been let go from the company. The dev told PC Gamer in an e-mail, "We are realigning our workforce to better position our...

 
 
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Mafia III studio suffers significant layoffs

Hangar 13, the developer behind 2016's Mafia III, was hit with a round of layoffs today. It's unclear how many of the Novato, California-based studio's employees were let go; LinkedIn estimates the company's size to be around 150 employees ...

 
 
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Capcom confirms layoffs at its Dead Rising studio

A significant number of employees have been laid off from Capcom Vancouver today. Capcom confirmed the news to us shortly after Kotaku first reported it. In a statement to Destructoid, a Capcom representative said "Capcom Vancouver has unde...

 
 
 
 
 
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Hitman developer IO Interactive is laying off employees

Not even two weeks have passed since Square Enix decided to drop IO Interactive, but people are already losing jobs while the company continues searching for a new parent. The Hitman developer posted an update on Twitter, stating ...

 
 
 
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PlayStation San Diego studio suffers layoffs (Update)

[Update: PlayStation responded to our inquiry. The layoffs were confined to a certain team, and the studio has not closed. Here's PlayStation's response in full: "We can confirm there has been a reduction in headcount at San Diego Stud...

 
 
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Microsoft cuts 1,850 jobs winding down phone business

The Windows Phone operating system looks like it's going the way of Zune as Microsoft announced 1,850 layoffs in its phone sector and an associated $950 million write-off ($200 million of which is reserved for severance pay). Of that number...

 
 
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Report: Gameloft closing Spanish studio

Gameloft is shuttering its studio in Valencia, Spain, Gamasutra reports. The location closed its doors this week and its 18 employees are now out of work, according to an unnamed source, who suggests this was a skeleton crew left behind aft...

 
 
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Bit.Trip studio lays off employees at San Francisco office

Bit.Trip developer Choice Provisions (née Gaijin Games) has closed its San Francisco office.  "Over the past few years, the game industry has changed so dramatically that a mid-sized studio operating as we have for the past...

 
 
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Activision layoffs at Guitar Hero Live studio

Activision Blizzard is shedding staff at Guitar Hero Live developer Freestyle Games. After announcing layoffs at multiple internal studios in a open call to investors back in February, the publisher confirmed Freestyle was among those affec...

 
 
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Layoffs reported at Sega's mobile division

Sega is laying off employees at its western mobile division Sega Networks and Three Rings Design, a development studio focused on developing online games. Speaking with VentureBeat, Sega asserted the "reduction in workforce" was a response ...

 
 
 
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Gigantic developer Motiga announces layoffs

Just over two months after its most recent layoff announcement, Gigantic developer Motiga has announced another round of redundancies. Motiga CEO Chris Chung made the announcement on the site's official blog earlier today, citing the s...

 
 
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Cloud none: Square Enix to dissolve Shinra Technologies

In late 2014 Square Enix announced the formation of a new subsidiary company, Shinra Technologies. The Final Fantasy VII-nodding company name works on two levels, as Shinra's focus was cloud gaming, aiming to "break the stranglehold of havi...

 
 
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Konami confirms closure of US-based Metal Gear Online studio

Konami has confirmed yesterday's reports that it closed Konami LA, the studio responsible for the Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The Los Angeles studio, formerly Kojima Productions LA before Konami scrubb...

 
 
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Avalanche Studios just cut a handful of jobs

Avalanche Studios, the developer of Just Cause 3 and Mad Max, cut roughly 24 staff across its Stockholm and New York studios, as its current round of projects came to a close. In a statement to Game Informer, Avalanche stated it had to let ...

 
 
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Humble Bundle let go 20% of its staff

Looks like trouble is brewing over at Humble Bundle. The bundle and game store site has had to let go up to 20% of its staff due to “too ambitious expansion.” Talking to Polygon, anonymous sources claim that the job losses happe...

 
 
 
 
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Double Fine lays off twelve staff members

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 projects was une...

 
 
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Nintendo Europe lays off 320 employees this week

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 in Germany, rep...

 
 
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Infamous developer Sucker Punch sees layoffs

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 has taken place ...

 
 




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