Layoffs News


Mafia III Developer Hangar 18 Hit With Layoffs

By Chris Jarrard, Feb 15, 2018 3:25pm PST

The layoffs are reported to encompass a “large proportion” of Hangar 18’s staff.


"It’s Novato, Ca. Bummer. Too soon to blame Bay Area cost of living overhead?"

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Dead Rising Developers Hit By Massive Layoffs at Capcom Vancouver

By Blake Morse , Feb 05, 2018 2:15pm PST

It's not the last nail in the coffin for the long-running franchise, but don't expect the next title in the Dead Rising series to take on a broader scope.


"They did, at least briefly. I remember hearing shops had moved TO vancouver from like Montreal ..."

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Microsoft to Cut 3,000 Jobs, Mostly From Sales Team

By John Keefer, Jul 07, 2017 1:15pm PDT

The software giant is trying to boost its Azure cloud services to compete with Amazon and Google.


"How many additional roles did you receive with no wage increase?"

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Hitman Developer IO announces Layoffs

By John Keefer, May 23, 2017 12:35pm PDT

The move comes not long after Square Enix dropped the company and the franchise to focus on other studios.


"Imperator used to worked there, but I think he left for greener pastures a while ago. "

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Ubisoft closing its Casablanca mobile games studio

By John Keefer, Jun 09, 2016 10:54am PDT

If you have a game the dev team made, play it again in memory.


Sega lays off 300 employees as part of restructuring effort

By Daniel Perez, Jan 30, 2015 8:00am PST

Sega has announced it will be laying off 300 employees as the company goes through a restructure.


"It did. This layoff is mostly Sega of America. The rest of Sega, such as Japan, Europe, Creative ..."

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Wildstar Dev, Carbine Studios, Faces Layoffs

By Steven Wong, Oct 23, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Wildstar developer Carbine Studios is reportedly facign a round of layoffs today, and up to 60 employees may be affected.


Harmonix lays off 37, replaces CEO in restructuring

By Robert Workman, May 29, 2014 9:30am PDT

Harmonix has gone through recent layoffs, and restructured a bit as a result.


"..in the Boston area, I should say. There's still an indie development gathering, though."

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Irrational Games restructuring, all but 15 members leaving

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2014 10:15am PST

BioShock series creator Ken Levine is closing the doors to Irrational Games and will take an unspecified new role with Take-Two. Most of the remainder of Irrational's staff will be laid off.


"Interested to see what this next "narrative-driven" game that is highly replayable will be. I ..."

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Spicy Horse downsized after Akaneiro lost $1.7 million

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 31, 2014 11:30am PST

American McGee's Spicy Horse has downsized its Shanghai studio due to the Akaneiro: Demon Hunters failing quite massively. McGee revealed that Spicy Horse has spent about $2 million in total making the free-to-play action-RPG, which first launched at the end of January 2013,...


"American's McGee's Spicy Horse sounds like a great name for hot sauce."

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Mafia dev hit with layoffs as 2K shuffles staff

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 10, 2014 6:00am PST

2K is shaking things up at 2K Czech, creator of the Mafia series. The publisher is closing 2K Czech's Prague office, shifting some people over to the one in Brno, bringing some over to 2K headquarters in California, and some, well, they're just plumb out of a job. What exact...


"Hidden & Dangerous games should be brought to GOG and Steam. Great games, though the ..."

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Toki Tori dev cut back to two members in 'reboot'

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 08, 2014 7:30am PST

"Turns out we aren't as good at selling games as we thought!" Dutch studio Two Tribes has earnestly stated, boldly declaring "It's time for a radical change!" The developer behind games including Toki Tori and Edge has laid off all but two members--its two co-founders--and i...


"Have all their games in Steam and Rush on Wii U. Really great developer, shame they had to ..."

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Command & Conquer ceases production, Victory Games shut down

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2013 11:35am PDT

Command & Conquer has closed its alpha test and ceased production on the game in its current state. The announcement comes on the heels of rumors that Victory Games, formerly known as BioWare Victory, has been shut down.


"They should've paid me a million dollars to tell them this when Generals 2 was axed."

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Capcom hit with layoffs, including senior VP Christian Svensson

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2013 11:30am PDT

Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson says he has left the company voluntarily, as part of a reorganization at the company that resulted in other job losses as well.


"Oh. Well, at that point, Capcom's involvement seems to be IP ownership, and maybe testing. ..."

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Zynga layoffs at OMGPOP no surprise, ex-staffer says

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2013 1:15pm PDT

The reports of OMGPOP's closure as part of a massive layoffs at Zynga are apparently true, but one former employee said the end was not a surprise, and was met with no sadness.


"Ah, a heartwarming story of two businesses built on stolen ideas coming together, milking each ..."

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