Star Citizen’s CIG admits to rumored layoffs, blaming restructuring and relocation

Over the past couple of weeks we've been reporting on an apparent wave of layoffs at Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games, starting first...

EA lays off nearly 700 workers to ‘deliver the entertainment players want’ and ‘optimize its global real estate footprint’

If your friends decided to jump off a bridge lay off hundreds of the very workers who made their products, would you do it...

Sony is laying off nearly a thousand workers – 8% of its global workforce

We're starting to suspect that companies choose these layoffs chunks of 900 people to stop headlines from saying "a thousand," but it's bad no...

Star Citizen followers uncover additional layoffs at CIG that reference relocation and restructuring

A couple of weeks ago we caught word of Star Citizen's game director leaving his position after nine years at CIG, with most assuming...

Riot Games’ 2v2 tag fighter Project L is now 2XKO, plans playtests this year and launch in 2025

Riot Games would very likely appreciate it if fans would ignore the layoffs that swept over the studio just a month ago and instead...
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Xbox’s Phil Spencer insists Microsoft’s mass-layoffs position it for future growth, somehow

Everyone just loves Phil Spencer these days, right? Oh, right, all the layoffs. Probably not, then. But according to a recent interview with Game...

Daybreak is hosting an EverQuest panel and player meet-and-greet at PAX East 2024

One step back, two steps forward for Daybreak: While the company is currently struggling with layoffs, delayed products, and the abrupt and poorly communicated...

PlayStation boss demands ‘accountability’ on Bungie’s spending and development timelines

The relationship between Destiny 2 developer Bungie and Sony PlayStation appears to be continuing to fray if statements from Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Hiroki...
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Microsoft’s layoffs will result in over 800 cut Activision-Blizzard jobs in March

As Microsoft workers reel from news of impending mass-layoffs of 1900 employees, we've received more clarity on which specific Activision-Blizzard teams are being slashed...
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Blizzard is laying off over 126 people from its support center in Ireland

The massive culling of 1,900 workers by Microsoft looks to have had a significant global impact, as Ireland's minister for foreign affairs Michéal Martin...

Embracer confirms layoffs of nearly 1400 people were part of efforts to ‘always maximize shareholder value’

It's only mid-February but already we have a lead contender for most vile CEO quote of 2024: Embracer Group's third quarter fiscal report is...

Crowfall owner Monumental hit with layoffs while eyeing blockchain

The question of Crowfall's existence has been an unanswered one for quite some time ever since the game was purchased by Mythgard publisher Monumental...

World of Warcraft fans can snag a free Fiery Hearthsteed mount in March when Hearthstone turns 10

Pop quiz, hotshots: How old would you say Hearthstone is? If you said 10, well, you probably cheated because it's right there in the...

EG7 Q4 2023: DCUO’s delayed latest-gen console launch hurt Daybreak’s revenues last quarter

While bigger games companies continue to flail, EG7 actually managed to grow last year, as its latest investor report demonstrates, with overall revenues up...

Daybreak’s DC Universe Online studio Dimensional Ink is the latest games team hit with layoffs

The culling of games industry employees continues through the beginning of this year: A list compiled by Kotaku that outlines the over 6,400 layoffs...
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Microsoft insists Activision-Blizzard was planning on mass layoffs before the merger

As we've been covering, earlier this week the FTC filed a complaint to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, alleging that Microsoft misrepresented itself...

FTC files a complaint against Microsoft following Activision Blizzard layoffs

When Microsoft outlined its plans for what would happen following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, one of the things that the company stated was...

Jeff Strain’s indie studio Crop Circle Games lays staff, reportedly without severance

Back in 2022 we saw former ArenaNet and Undead Labs co-founder Jeff Strain open his own indie studio called Crop Circle Games with the...
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Wayfinder previews interface quality-of-life and damage reduction balancing

Pay no attention to the rogue sdsds at the top of Wayfinder's patch notes: This is a real patch and not just the ramblings...

Casually Classic: When will WoW Classic stop adding expansions?

This spring, the era of Wrath Classic will officially come to an end when the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch hits ahead of the summer launch....