Last spring,Vulcun raised $12 millionto build a product for a small but growing aspect of online gaming called fantasy e-sports.It allows players to bet on competitions for video games likeLeague of LegendsandDota 2in a manner similar to sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, which let players bet on traditional sports. ButDraftKings and FanDuel have now been accused of operating illegally, threatening their continued existence, and Vulcun may have have been caught in the fallout. The company today laid off 14 people from 55-member staff, or about 25 percent.
New studio Deviation Games signs with PlayStation to develop a new IP, led by former Call of Duty: Black Ops devs
"We’re drawing on what we’ve learned over our collective decades making games, but we’re also out to make something fresh and brimming with innovation like you’ve never experienced before."