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IO Interactive confirms layoffs

Hitman developer Io Interactive has confirmed an unspecified number of job losses. The news follows hot on the heels of the shock announcement that owner Square Enix is looking to sell the Danish studio. "Today at Io, we had to make some changes to our studio, which will allow us …

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Goodgame Studios confirms job losses, 200 staff to go today

Goodgame Studios, the company behind free-to-play titles such as Goodgame Empire and Big Farm, has confirmed it will be restructuring its business, resulting in the lay-off of around 200 employees across all its corporate departments. Rumblings of the job losses began yesterday whenan anonymous email was sent to Gamasutra stating …

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Gigantic could be in trouble as dev lays off a ‘significant’ number of staff

Motiga, the creator of MOBA Gigantic, has suffered yet another round of layoffs. Following job losses in December, a "significant percentage" of staff have now been temporarily laid-off as a result of money troubles. "Our financial situation is such that we are unable to continue supporting the entirety of the …

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Mad Catz to lay off 37% of staff

Fears about the situation at Rock Band 4 co-publisher Mad Catz have been confirmed with news that over a third of the company’s workforce are losing their jobs. The changes are designed to "focus on lowering operating costs, increasing efficiencies and better aligning its workforce with the needs of the …

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600 laid off at ZeniMax Galway since 2014

A former Bethesda employee, speaking to Develop on condition of anonymity has confirmed the rumoured closure of Zenimax Galway and revealing the full extent of the layoffs. Over the summer of 2014, the branch’s customer service group began to handle multiple titles handled by ZeniMax Online’s sister company Bethesda Softworks, …

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More job losses at Rovio as 260 positions are axed

Rovio will lay off up to 260 staff as it aims to completely restructure the firm and reinvigorate its falling revenues. The redundancies will apply to the entire organisation. This excludes employees working on the upcoming Angry Birds Movie. Rovio CEO Pekka Rantala said in its current financial condition, the …

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Jobs at risk at Codemasters

A number of jobs are on the line at UK developer and publisher Codemasters. Eurogamer claims to have word from sources close to the studio” that 50 jobs are being reviewed with 30+ of these expected to be lost at the close of a 30 day consultation period. These include …

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110 jobs lost in Rovio studio closure

Rovio has laid off approximately 110 staff and closed its studio in Tampere. In October the Angry Birds developer announced it was set to make as many as 130 employees redundant, 16 per cent of its total workforce. This figure has now been revised down however. The development outfit noted …

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30 jobs lost at Mind Candy

Moshi Monsters outfit Mind Candy has laid off 30 staff. TechCrunchclaims the company is now down to just over 100 staff following a round of redundancies last week as it shifts to a mobile focus.The studio had employed as many as 200 people in 2012. Mind Candy founder Michael Acton …

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IO Interactive cuts half of staff, cancels all non-Hitman projects

Square Enix has laid off almost half of the employees at IO Interactive as part of significant changes” at the studio. In a statement passed on toMCV, a spokesperson for the studio said the Denmark-based company was moving toward a sole focus on the Hitman franchise, and as a result …

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