Tag Archives: lay-offs
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 | 00:59 GMT
Sat, Feb 04, 2012 | 12:56 GMT
EA has confirmed a “small” round of layoffs in its Vancouver offices due to the location undergoing a “transformation” of EA Canada and Black Box studios’ home.
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 | 01:16 GMT
Future US staff have been culled in a wave of lay-offs, while IGN has scrapped two entire sites.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | 20:02 GMT
THQ has announced a round of lay-off today, affecting its administrative and publishing departments. The firm didn’t provide information pertaining to how many employees were let go, but said the job losses occurred outside of its five internal studios: THQ San Diego, THQ Montreal, Relic, Volition, and Vigil. THQ announced earlier this week it was exiting the kids’ licensed games category, to focus on its core game franchises and digital initiatives. Thanks, Joystiq.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 20:26 GMT
Bethesda has confirmed a round of lay-offs have occurred at id Software, after a tweet and NeoGAF post on the matter surfaced. Speaking with Joystiq, the firm said the lay-offs occurred through “standard business practice” as id Software “regularly evaluates staffing to ensure it has a workforce that meets the needs of the studio.” That being said, the official statement on the matter also noted id was “still recruiting and hiring qualified developers” as work on future titles at the studio “continues unabated.” [pic]
Thu, Sep 08, 2011 | 01:02 BST
Up to 20 staff have been made redundant at Disney’s Utah studio, where Cars 2 was developed.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 04:00 BST
Dramatic staff cuts at Wii port developer Red Fly may have resulted from the cancelation of an unannounced Star Wars game.
Thu, May 05, 2011 | 12:15 BST
Disney Interactive has confirmed to VG247 that it has laid off an unspecified number of employees at Black Rock.
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 | 17:15 BST
According to various tweets from Obsidian employees, it looks as though the firm has been hit with layoffs.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011 | 01:13 GMT
Although Warren Spector has made some hopeful sequel noises, Disney doesn’t appear amused by Epic Mickey’s poor critical and commercial performance. Industry figures are talking about significant layoffs at the Junction Point studio.
Fri, Oct 29, 2010 | 21:49 BST
3D Realms bossman George Broussard has tweeted that 35 employees of Kane & Lynch devs IO Interactive have been laid-off.
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 | 07:47 BST
Ubisoft confirmed last night that 38 staff have been made redundant from Tom Clancy studio Red Storm Entertainment, as part of an effort to “focus on its core expertise” of “developing innovative multiplayer experiences.”
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 | 18:28 BST
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 | 08:18 BST
Triple-A game development downside #4567327: post-development lay offs. Designing a massive, “yee-haw”-inducing wild west from the ground-up and expanding it through bite-sized DLC chunks are two entirely different things, and, unfortunately, one of them requires far fewer people to pull off.
Tue, May 11, 2010 | 06:39 BST
Aliens vs. Predator? That’s so last month. Now Disgruntled Ex-Employees vs. Rebellion is all the rage.
Fri, Apr 23, 2010 | 09:52 BST
Sega Europe has issued a statement on its restructuring plan, saying dropping 73 staff across both its London and San Francisco offices will allow it to focus on the “exciting” world of discless media.
Mon, Mar 29, 2010 | 20:41 BST
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 | 15:28 GMT
Take-Two has responded to reports this morning over lay-offs within the company, and turns out, it’s happening at the corporate level only.
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 | 09:06 GMT
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 | 04:53 GMT