Posts Tagged ‘layoffs’


Layoffs at Xbox confirmed, necessary to “realign plans and refocus”

Layoffs at Xbox confirmed, necessary to “realign plans and refocus”
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Apr 3, 2014 / 5 comment(s)

Following a quick-fire round of reports and tweets from affected employees layoffs at Xbox have been confirmed by Microsoft as…


Sony confirms layoffs at three British first-party studios

Sony confirms layoffs at three British first-party studios
News / Written by Tom Morrison / Mar 25, 2014 / 3 comment(s)

Just one month after laying off staff at Santa Monica Studio, there have been more confirmed layoffs at Sony and…


Would you play Mafia 3? 2K Czech has been consolidated with project progress unknown

Would you play Mafia 3? 2K Czech has been consolidated with project progress unknown
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Jan 10, 2014 / 2 comment(s)

After a quick-fire round of reports, 2K Games has confirmed that 2K Czech has been consolidated down to a single…


Harmonix lets go “a small number” of employees, multiple projects still in the works

Harmonix lets go “a small number” of employees, multiple projects still in the works
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Dec 10, 2013 / 1 comment(s)

Harmonix has confirmed that the studio has let go “a small number” of employees recently following reports pointing to a…


EA cancels free-to-play Command & Conquer title, Victory Games closed

EA cancels free-to-play Command & Conquer title, Victory Games closed
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 29, 2013 / 5 comment(s)

EA has today made a surprising announcement and cancelled the currently-in-development free-to-play real-time strategy game, Command & Conquer, while choosing…


Bioshock 2, XCOM Declassified developer 2K Marin suffers “staff reductions,” said to be severe

Bioshock 2, XCOM Declassified developer 2K Marin suffers “staff reductions,” said to be severe
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Oct 18, 2013 / 2 comment(s)

It has been confirmed today that 2K Marin (Bioshock 2, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified) has suffered layoffs, the extent of…


After 31 years, LucasArts is shut down by new owner, Disney

News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Apr 4, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

LucasArts was founded in May of 1982 as a division of Star Wars creator Lucasfilm, as a means for the…


GameSpy, 1Up and UGO set to close as IGN suffers layoffs

GameSpy, 1Up and UGO set to close as IGN suffers layoffs
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 22, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

If ever there was an end of an era, it’s today with the announcement that Ziff Davis is shutting down…


EA confirms layoffs in Montreal, Los Angeles – studio shutdowns reported

EA confirms layoffs in Montreal, Los Angeles – studio shutdowns reported
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 22, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

2013 hasn’t been very kind to game developers and job stability has been very shaky ever since the year kicked…


Activision confirms layoffs, Treyarch affected but DLC will go on

Activision confirms layoffs, Treyarch affected but DLC will go on
News / Written by Oliver Snyders / Feb 20, 2013 / 0 comment(s)

“Like any successful business,” began the statement to Kotaku, “Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues…