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The whole System Shock 3 team might have been let go

Development on System Shock 3 is on red alert following reports that no one is working on the game anymore. After high-profile people left developer OtherSide Entertainment -- including the writer/director, senior designer, lead progra...

 
 
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EA lays off four percent of its employees

Electronic Arts has laid off a substantial number of employees, reducing its total workforce by four percent. For the 9,000-employee publishing giant, this amounts to approximately 350 people who are left without jobs. This follows a partic...

 
 
 
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Approximately 800 employees laid off from Activision Blizzard

In one of the biggest mass layoffs in recent memory for the video game industry, Activision Blizzard has reduced its workforce by eight percent. That amounts to approximately 800 employees who were left without jobs today. This maneuver com...

 
 
 
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Telltale just laid off its last remaining employees

The sudden and unexpected near-shuttering of Telltale Games rocked the video game industry two weeks ago. Telltale laid off approximately 250 employees, which was about 90 percent of its workforce. A skeleton crew of 25-or-so people were ke...

 
 
 
 
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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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