Tag Archives: lay-offs
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 | 08:00 BST
A former member of SCE America’s PR staff has said the company is dooming its own products, and that the PlayStation brand is being “hamstrung” by other divisions of Sony.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 | 10:29 BST
PopCap’s lay-offs are part of the studio’s integration with EA, according to EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau, and also part of the publisher’s new focus on mobile gaming.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 | 04:18 BST
Two titles have been shelved, including Microsoft Flight, but Microsoft has not closed its Vancouver studio.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 09:02 BST
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 | 06:36 BST
Slant Six Games has laid off a quarter of its total work force, although the developer hopes to re-hire the affected staffers.
Tue, May 29, 2012 | 00:21 BST
Tue, May 22, 2012 | 04:05 BST
The financially troubled 38 Studios has issued a round of lay-offs, presumably a cost cutting measure in order to meet the developer’s debts to the state of Rhode Island.
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