The Destiny developer joins the ever growing list of studios impacted by layoffs this year.
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Bungie, the studio known for creating the Halo franchise and Destiny, has just been impacted by layoffs. Bungie is the latest studio to undergo downsizing or "restructuring" in 2023, joining dozens of other game studios that have done the same.

Bloomberg's Jason Schreier noted on Twitter that employees at the PlayStation Studios owned Bungie were informed of the layoffs today, October 30th. The exact number of people impacted by these layoffs at Bungie is unknown. According to a staff email sent by Bungie CEO Pete Parsons, more layoffs are coming beyond those that were made today.

2023 has been an especially brutal year for layoffs within the gaming and tech industries. We've now seen several Sony owned studios be hit with layoffs. Microsoft also had several rounds of layoffs. Electronic Arts also saw several rounds of layoffs. Embracer Group not only laid off numerous developers but also shuttered a few studios completely. Unity, Epic, and Amazon all had layoffs this year.

As always, we wish the absolute best to those employees that have been impacted by these layoffs.