Layoffs are the result of a company "realignment."
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Multiple employees have been laid off from Daybreak Games. These layoffs occured at the end of the week last week and have seemingly impacted every department within the company. The San Diego-based studio is responsible for games such as Planetside 2, H1Z1, and the newly launched Planetside Arena.

Planetside Arena went into Early Access just this past month, but so far the reception has been tepid, at best, for the F2P battle arena game. Even now, less than one month since release, the player count is already around just 30 or so players.

Though it seems all game departments within Daybreak were hit, the PlanetSide ones were perhaps hit the hardest. There are some reports that say as few as two employees are left on the Planetside 2 team.

This is the third round of layoffs to hit Daybreak in the past year alone. The studio previously laid off a number of employees in April 2018 and another 70 employees in December 2018. Daybreak issued a statement on these layoffs to Gamasutra.

"We are taking steps to improve our business and to support our long-term vision for the existing franchises and development of new games. This will include a realignment of the company into separate franchise teams, which will allow us to highlight their expertise, better showcase the games they work on, and ultimately provide tailored experiences for our players. Unfortunately, some employees were impacted by this effort, and we’re doing what we can to support them during this challenging time."