Gigantic studio Motiga suffers another round of layoffs

    
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Motiga has announced another round of layoffs for the staff working on MOBA Gigantic. “Our financial situation is such that we are unable to continue supporting the entirety of the studio at this time,” Chris Chung writes, explaining that the layoffs are both temporary and significant. As for the game itself,

“While we intend to continue supporting Gigantic game services for as long as we are able, the reality is that a decision of this magnitude will impact all departments across the studio, an impact that will be felt by our community of beta testers as the services they depend on will operate without the key staff on hand to support those services.”

Chung says that negotiations with investors are continuing “aggressively,” with the aim to rehire employees furloughed.

The studio laid off 16 people in early December, saying that it felt it needed to delay the game into 2016 and lay off employees in order to stretch its development budget.

We extend our sympathies to those affected.

Source: Official site. With thanks to Marnick.
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kalex716
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Greaterdivinity Their monetization model might be underwhelming from an investor standpoint.

Velimirius
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blaaznar nah,never used vista, skipped it and went from XP to Win7. Well then, paladins, overwatch are still coming so guess no1 will miss gigantic.

blaaznar
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blaaznar

MikedotFoster Wild_Phil Blizzard can afford failure without having to fire its staff – just look at Titan. Add to that the fact they can (at zero cost) market their products to millions of people playing any of their games. It’s almost unfair.
That said, Overwatch is something I look forward to playing again, which is the exact opposite feeling I have had with Gigantic.

Mysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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dradiinmmo Mysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
Do you have a history of paranoia? Cover my cams. My goodness. I can’t tell if you’re joking or not but I certainly hope so.
Welcome to the Internet. You seem to be new to Google, for example, and the various forms of targeted advertising that is on literally 99.99% of all sites on the web.

blaaznar
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dradiinmmo Mysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably Why would they (or anyone for that matter) care if you jack off to Pokemon porn?

blaaznar
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blaaznar

Velimirius I have this nice tinfoil hat to sell you… If only that was the biggest problem the game had it would be super easy to appease the superstitious plebs and make it work on Vista (you’re using Vista right?).

Sadly the game is nothing more than a clunky Arathi Basin with very pretty visuals, hard to change that fact…

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Mysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably

So many things wrong with Win10, you think it was really free ? 
Gotta love those ads that seem to know exactly what your looking at online or playing at home. . . Make sure your cams are covered at least.

Velimirius
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Got inv for beta, but i wont install win 10 just to play this, so there you have it, they brought it on themselves. Tho they can ask microsoft to lend them some moneyz for trying to make it “windows spyware” exclusive.

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dradiinmmo amen.

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Nothing wrong with Win 10. Been using it since pre-release, but they probably still type it M$. :|
Anyhow, good luck to these people.