Consumer games site Destructoid has let its three UK writers go.
Laura Dale, Joe Parlock and Vikki Blake will leave the site at the end of the month.
Our team being dismantled is apparently nothing to do with content quality of viewership of content, and due to seasonal financials and our team of three being the most recent additions to the salary payroll,” Dale said on her Patreon page.
The trio hope to continue working as a team, a feat Dale says will be possible if her Patreon can climb to $3k per month. It currently stands at $2,222.
In a perfect world, I would like to bring Vikki and Joe over to my little content creation platform,” she added. I would like to pay them the same salary they were earning at Destructoid, and instead have them creating content for my site and feeds.
I want to rebrand the DestrUKtoid podcast, keeping the format intact, and relaunch it without the Dtoid name. Basically, I want to begin growing this from just my content, to content in a similar vain to my own from other writers I have worked with and who I trust.
Still, being salaried in an editorial role was a wild ride while it lasted.”
Very best of luck to the UK Destructoid team.