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  • Blog Post: Gigantic Developer Motiga Suffers ‘Significant, Temporary Layoffs’ That Will Impact Game Progress

    There's bad news out of Gigantic developer Motiga this afternoon. The developer has announced “significant, temporary layoffs” impacting all departments. Motiga CEO Chris Chung says the company had no choice but to make the decision. “Our financial situation is such that we are... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Firefall Studio Red5 Finally Pays Employees, Denies Financial Troubles

    Update 4: As we mentioned with our original report, a GoFundMe campaign was created by a member of the industry not affiliated with Red5. The intent was to help those employees who suddenly found themselves without pay on Christmas. Now that employees have been paid, the campaign manager has issued an... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Max And Just Cause 3 Developer Avalanche Studios Suffers Layoffs

    With Just Cause 3 out in a few weeks and Mad Max complete and shipped, developer Avalanche Studios has suffered two rounds of layoffs. Job cuts began this summer in Stockholm after Mad Max was released. Avalanche maintains two offices. The original location in Stockholm, Sweden, worked on Mad Max. The... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Announces Layoffs Of 213 Employees

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has confirmed plans to lay off 213 employees. This is fewer than the 260 that were announced when the cuts were revealed in August . The job cuts come with a plan to restructure the company to focus on three key areas: games, media, and consumer products. Angry Birds has exploded... More
  • Blog Post: Marvel Heroes Developer Gazillion Suffers Layoffs, But ‘Remains Very Healthy’

    Marvel Heroes has been a turnaround success. After a rough launch, developer Gazillion went back to the drawing board, listened to fan feedback, and implement changes that have drastically improved the game. Unfortunately, the company has recently suffered a setback, needing to layoff a number of employees... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio To Cut 260 Job Cuts, Total Layoffs Now 40 Percent Of October 2014 Staffing

    Despite 50 million downloads of Angry Birds 2, Rovio is facing tough times. The company announced major staffing cuts this morning that will impact nearly all of its business units worldwide. The company announced restructuring around three core business areas: games, media, and consumer products. The... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Gameloft Laying Off Staff In New York City

    Reports are surfacing that mobile developer and publisher Gameloft is in the process of laying off an unknown number of staff. The cuts are allegedly localized in the company’s New York office. Gameloft is responsible for the multi-installment Dungeon Hunter and Modern Combat franchises. It also... More
  • Blog Post: EA Lays Off Small Number At Visceral Games

    EA has confirmed to Game Informer that a small number of staff have been laid off at Visceral. The studio is working on a confirmed, but as yet unspecified Star Wars project . “We made a small staffing change in our Visceral studio today to support the needs of the studio’s two current development... More
  • Blog Post: Zynga Lays Off 364 Employees After First Quarter Losses Of $46 Million

    Zynga continues to suffer as the company posted $46 million in net losses (GAAP) for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. As part of a measure to cut costs, the company has laid off 18 percent of its workforce, amounting to 364 employees. Despite the losses, Zynga outperformed its first quarter... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Prepares To Lay Off Some Staff In London

    Square Enix has confirmed to Game Informer that it is making changes to its London operation. No details were available on the magnitude of the layoffs. “We’re proposing some changes in our London office as part of our ongoing ambition to best position Square Enix for future growth in the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: DeNA Layoffs Impact Vancouver, San Francisco Locations

    It appears that mobile developer DeNA has laid off staff in at least two of its locations. The company recently announced a major partnership with Nintendo to bring original games to mobile phones and tablets. According to GamesBeat , the company says that the decision to reorganize its western offices... More
  • Blog Post: Phantom Dust Moves Forward, But Darkside Games No Longer Helming

    Microsoft announced a reboot of the 2004 Xbox exclusive Phantom Dust at E3 2014 , to both surprise and excitement from those who played the original. Unfortunately, it seems the project has hit a bump in the road. Multiple calls to the studio's main line and executive and creative leadership went... More
  • Blog Post: Layoffs At Everquest Next Studio, Including Director Of Development Dave Georgeson

    Last week, Sony and investment firm Columbus Nova announced that Sony Online Entertainment had been sold . The studio responsible for DC Universe Online, Everquest, Planetside, and the upcoming H1Z1, has been renamed. Now it seems, staffing changes are underway that reported see significant departure... More
  • Blog Post: EA Lays Off ‘Small Number’ At Montréal Studio

    EA has confirmed that it has laid off employees at its Montreal location. The publisher says that the studio remains a going concern and that projects are still in development there. “We made a staffing change in our Montreal studio to align with our current development and service plans,”... More
  • Blog Post: Sega To Cut Jobs As It Restructures With More Attention On PC And Mobile

    Sega announced today that it plans to cut a significant number of jobs in an effort to restructure its business. The company will also be departing its San Francisco location to relocate to southern California. In a notice to investors, the company says it will solicit approximately 300 employees for... More
  • Blog Post: Despite Recent Acquisitions, Mobile Publisher Kabam Lays Off Staff In San Francisco

    Game Informer has received word from staff at Kabam that the publisher of mobile titles, including the recent Marvel: Contest of Champions, has laid off staff. The publisher has confirmed the news to Game Informer. Kabam, which also publishes Fast & Furious 6: The Game, The Hunger Games, and The... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Developer Rovio Lays Off Fewer Than Expected

    In October, Angry Birds devloper Rovio announced layoffs amounting to 15 percent of the company’s workforce . The impact is less than that, with 110 (rather than 130) employees affected. In addition to the layoffs, the company is also closing one of its studios. Its Finland operations will be consolidated... More
  • Blog Post: Sad Day For Double Fine As 12 Staff Get Laid Off

    After an unannounced project was cancelled at Double Fine, a dozen members of the studio's staff had to be let go. Many of the company's already announced titles will be unaffected. "One of our unannounced projects was unexpectedly cancelled by its publisher," Double Fine studio head... More
  • Blog Post: Warner Bros. CEO Announces Layoffs In ‘Most Business Groups’

    Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced to his company’s employees that layoffs are set to begin across the organization this week. While there are no specifics yet about Warner Bros. Interactive, Tsujihara says that “most business groups will be announcing staff changes.” “These... More
  • Blog Post: NCSoft Lays Off Staff Across Western Operations

    NCSoft, publisher of Wildstar , Guild Wars, and Lineage, has announced significant restructuring in its Western operations. The staff cuts exclude Guild wars developer ArenaNet. According to NCSoft, this restructuring is in service of a new strategy. Polygon reports that the most significant impact was... More
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