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  • 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: 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
  • Blog Post: Rovio Announces Work Force Cuts Of Over 15 Percent

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced changes to its business that will see the loss of up to 130 jobs. The news comes after a fiscal year that saw net profit drop by over 50 percent from €55.5 million ($70 million) to €26.9 million ($33.9 million). This year will also see a transition... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Layoffs Hit Infamous Developer Sucker Punch

    An unknown number of staff have been laid off from Sony-owned studio Sucker Punch, according to a report. The studio is known for the Sly Cooper and Infamous series, with its last full release this year’s Infamous Second Son. The news comes by way of IGN , which shares a statement from Sony Computer... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft To Gut European Xbox Operation

    Following yesterday’s Microsoft announcement signaling the start of 18,000 layoffs (including the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios ), a report has emerged that the European Xbox operation is headed for significant staffing cuts. The operation, which is located in Reading, UK, is reported going... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Will Cut 18,000 Jobs By March 31, 2015

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced to employees plans to cut 18,000 jobs this year. The first 13,000 cuts will come in the next six months, with 12,500 coming from the newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services operations. Microsoft’s plans across the company are to reduce management layers... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Preparing To Lay Off Thousands

    Microsoft is in the process of acclimating to 30,000 new employees from its acquisition of Nokia’s handset unit in April of this year. The company, which promised to realize $600 million in cost savings in the year and half following the purchase, is reportedly preparing to make a big round of... More
  • 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
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