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  • Multiple Layoffs Hit Planetside 2 Studio Daybreak Games

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    Multiple Layoffs Hit Planetside 2 Studio Daybreak Games

    Layoffs are the result of a company "realignment."

    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,...
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  • Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

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    Layoffs Hit PlayStation Europe

    SIEE had no prior knowledge of PS5 reveal.

    A new report from VGC says that Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) is undergoing a "restructuring" of several areas at the company, including marketing and PR. VGC says that they were informed of this unfortunate news from "people with knowledge of the situation."

    As if that wasn't bad enough, VGC's report says that SIEE employees were informed about when American PlayStation directors visited SIEE...
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  • Telltale Hit with Layoffs

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    Telltale Hit with Layoffs

    Telltale Games, the studio behind a number of recent adventure titles such as Batman: The Telltale Series, every season of The Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode have laid off about 90 staff members today, or about 25% of their total workforce.
    "Our industry has shifted in tremendous ways over the past few years. The realities of the environment we face moving forward demand we evolve, as well, reorienting our organization with a focus on delivering fewer, better games with a
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    Telltale Hit with Layoffs

    Telltale Games, the studio behind a number of recent adventure titles such as Batman: The Telltale Series, every season of The Walking Dead, and...
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  • PopCap Hit with Another Round of Layoffs

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    PopCap Hit with Another Round of Layoffs

    PopCap Games was hit with another round of layoffs today. The EA owned studio cut an undisclosed number of jobs today from their Seattle branch. PopCap Games shared the sad news with Twitter earlier today....
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  • PopCap Hit with Another Round of Layoffs

    PopCap Games was hit with another round of layoffs today. The EA owned studio cut an undisclosed number of jobs today from their Seattle branch....
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  • Disney Ending Infinity Game Line, Shutting Down Avalanche Software

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    Disney Ending Infinity Game Line, Shutting Down Avalanche Software

    Disney announced that they are effectively pulling out of the video game publishing business. They are discontinuing its Infinity video game franchise and are shutting down Avalanche Software. This means that nearly 300 people are now out of a job. Jimmy Pitaro, Disney's chairman of consumer products and interactive media, said that they will be transitioning "exclusively to a licensing model." He added, "this was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly given the quality of ...
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  • Disney Ending Infinity Game Line, Shutting Down Avalanche Software

    Disney announced that they are effectively pulling out of the video game publishing business. They are discontinuing its Infinity video game franchise...
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  • 5TH Cell Lays off 45 Employees but Not Shutting Down

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    5TH Cell Lays off 45 Employees but Not Shutting Down

    5TH Cell will not be shutting down, despite earlier reports that the Scribblenauts developer was closing up shop. Sadly, it is still true that employees were laid off but an official statement made by the company tonight says that the company itself will not be shutting down.
    Unfortunately, due to a project cancellation, we have had to let go of 45 of our very talented staff members today. Layoffs aren't something we take lightly and we'd like to thank all our employees for all the
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  • 5TH Cell Lays off 45 Employees but Not Shutting Down

    5TH Cell will not be shutting down, despite earlier reports that the Scribblenauts developer was closing up shop. Sadly, it is still true that...
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  • Microsoft Shuts Down Lionhead Studios and Press Play, Fable Legends Cancelled

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    Microsoft Shuts Down Lionhead Studios and Press Play, Fable Legends Cancelled

    Microsoft announced a couple of very sudden doses of bad news today. First is the announcement that Fable Legends has been cancelled. That's the "less bad" of the bad news for today. However, obviously related to that is the second piece of big news: Lionhead Studios and Press Play Studios are being shut down. This news comes quite suddenly, especially given that Fable Legends was updated just four days ago with an email sent out to testers just three days ago explaining the new changes. ...
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  • Microsoft Shuts Down Lionhead Studios and Press Play, Fable Legends Cancelled

    Microsoft announced a couple of very sudden doses of bad news today. First is the announcement that Fable Legends has been cancelled. That's the...
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  • Mad Catz Lays Off Almost 40% of Staff

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    Mad Catz Lays Off Almost 40% of Staff

    Following yesterday's ominous Mad Catz news, comes today's bad news.

    Mad Catz has laid off 37% of its total work force. Naturally, the higher-ups are calling it a "restructuring plan" for the company. Karen McGinnis, the new President and CEO of Mad Catz issued the following remarks.
    The restructuring plan is "focused on lowering operating costs, increasing efficiencies and better aligning its workforce with the needs of the business," Mad Catz said. The plan is expected
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    Mad Catz Lays Off Almost 40% of Staff

    Following yesterday's ominous Mad Catz news, comes today's bad news.

    Mad Catz has laid off 37% of its total work force. Naturally,...
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  • Visceral Games Hit with Layoffs EA Confirms

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    Visceral Games Hit with Layoffs EA Confirms

    EA has confirmed that they have laid off a "small number" of employees from Visceral Games this week.

    Visceral is the development studio behind Battlefield: Hardline....
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