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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Lays Off 130 In Europe As Industry Prepares For E3

    Nintendo has announced layoffs in Europe and plans to close its Großostheim, Germany, office. The company confirmed the cuts, which will see part of its European operations consolidated. The publisher confirmed the cuts to GamesIndustry , indicating that approximately 130 permanent employees will... More
  • Blog Post: CCP Lays Off 49 Staff Members From Publishing Arm

    EVE Online developer CCP is in the midst of layoffs at its headquarters in Iceland and other locations. The company also laid off nearly 60 employees in April following the cancelation of World of Darkness. CCP confirms it has laid off 49 employees, marking the end of its layoff process started earlier... More
  • Blog Post: EA Shutters Warhammer Online Developer Mythic

    EA has confirmed the closure of it’s Mythic studio. The studio, which was founded in 1995, was responsible for Dark Age of Camelot and, more recently, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. The latter was taken offline in December 2013 . Mythic’s last title was the mobile, free-to-play reboot... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Lays Off 37 As CEO Alex Rigopulos Steps Aside

    After successfully reaching its Kickstarter goal for Amplitude , Harmonix has laid off 37 employees and replaced its CEO. Head of publishing and business operations Steve Janiak will be taking over leadership of the studio. We reached out to the company for comment and were provided a statement. “Harmonix... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Lays Off Staff In Wake Of Kinect Sports Rivals

    Microsoft's Rare is the latest studio to be bit with the layoff bug. The move follows the recent release of the developer's Kinect Sports Rivals. According to a report on Eurogamer, Rare laid off around 16 employees of the approximately 150-person team that worked on Kinect Sports Rivals. Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: CCP Atlanta Hit With Layoffs, World of Darkness Canceled

    Eve Online developer, CCP Games, was working on an MMO set within the fictional vampiric universe of World of Darkness. After several layoff to it's Atlanta studio, however, the blood-sucking MMO has been canceled. This isn't the first time that CCP – or World of Darkness – has suffered... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Molten Games Lays Off Staff

    Reports have surfaced that developer Molten Games has conducted significant layoffs. Gamasutra broke the story today, based on a tip from an anonymous trusted industry source. Since then, the site has collected addition evidence that seems to confirm that something is amiss at Molten. The story now has... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Layoffs Hit Three Sony Studios In UK

    Update: Sony has responded to our request for comment on the layoffs at three studios in the UK, confirming the matter. “Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive business can create and produce high quality, innovative... More
  • Blog Post: PopCap Suffers A New Round Of Layoffs

    Update: Following the news of PopCap layoffs, we further inquired into the details surrounding the cuts. EA has decided not to share the number of employees affected, but has confirmed to Game Informer that the PopCap HD studio is not affected. Original Story: Reports are coming in that PopCap is the... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Cuts One-Quarter Of Game And Internet Division Staff

    Following reports in early February of impending Disney Interactive layoffs , the company has let go of approximately 700 employees. The staffing reductions come alongside a 50 percent scale back in annual game releases. The division released over 20 titles in 2013. Disney previously suggested it would... More
  • Blog Post: Irrational Games' Career Day Hosts Nearly 60 Studios For 75 Laid Off Employees

    Game Informer has received word that Irrational Games’ career day that took place earlier this week played host to 57 studios . This includes a number of internal Take-Two studios that participated in internal placement efforts. Additionally, Game Informer can report that seventy employees and... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Sony Electronics Set To Layoff 1,000, Closing 20 Stores In United States

    Sony is estimating a $1.1 billion loss for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. In anticipation, the company has revealed measures to address expenses, including significant layoffs across the company. These layoffs, which represent about one-third of that division’s total staff, are part of... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Confirms Layoffs At Santa Monica Studio

    The Sony-owned studio that delivered God of War and participated in a number of major first-party projects has suffered layoffs. Sony confirms that its Santa Monica studio has gone through staff reductions. “SCEA can confirm that we have completed a reduction in workforce at Santa Monica Studio... More
  • Blog Post: BioShock To Live On Despite Irrational Closure

    This week brought surprising news that Irrational Games will be closing . Founder Ken Levine will be starting anew within 2K Games, bringing with him approximately 15 people. The remaining employees ( reported by the Boston Globe to number over 100) are now seeking new opportunities. We reached out to... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Marvel And Star Wars Coming To Disney Infinity, Layoffs This Week

    Disney is reportedly working to bring more of its properties into the Infinity family. With Disney in control of the Marvel and Star Wars universes, many Infinity fans have been hopeful for playsets and characters from those worlds. It seems those are, in fact, happening. According to the Wall Street... More
  • Blog Post: Zynga Lays Off 15 Percent Of Staff, Acquires Euphoria Engine Creator

    Zynga has announced today that it has laid off 314 employees in an attempt to create “a more efficient organization.” The news was delivered to the company via email from CEO Don Mattrick and posted on the company’s website. “We don’t take these decisions lightly but we... More
  • Blog Post: Layoffs Hit EA Salt Lake, Studio To Focus On Mobile

    EA has confirmed to Game Informer that EA Salt Lake is undergoing downsizing. The studio is responsible for Monopoly Streets, Risk: Factions, and a number of expansions for The Sims series. “EA Salt Lake is becoming largely focused on mobile development, including The Sims and other projects,”... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Layoffs Hit Rock Band Creator Harmonix

    News is coming in that Rock Band and Dance Central studio Harmonix has suffered a round of layoffs. The studio is currently working on Fantasia: Music Evolved for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Joystiq is reporting confirmation that a “small number” of employees have been let go because of “shifting... More
  • Blog Post: EA Shuts Down In-Development Command & Conquer, Victory Studios Closed

    Later today, EA will be holding a financial earnings call. One topic is likely to be the cancelation of the in-development, free-to-play Command & Conquer title. A notice posted on the game’s website confirms the cancelation and assures that refunds will be issued to any players that spent... More
  • Blog Post: Blitz Games Studios Closes Doors After 23 Years

    One of the UK's most influential studios, Blitz Games, is closing its doors after 23 years. The news came today via an announcement on the company's website. Blitz Games Studios was founded by Phillip and Andrew Oliver, creators of the Dizzy series of platformers popular in the 1980s and 90s... More
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