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Bungie Shakes Up Marathon Leadership As Employees Fear More Layoffs – Report

Bungie's Marathon has undergone leadership changes and the game's direction has taken on a new shape in recent months. This report comes just a few months ahead of the launch of the next Destiny 2 expansion, The Final Shape.According to an IGN report, Bungie has started shifting around the developers leading Marathon as it attempts to get the game finished and out the door. This includes replacing game director Chirstopher Barrett, a long-time Bungie game designer, with Joe Ziegler, who left the Valorant…

How One Company Navigated a Boom and Bust With No Mass Layoffs

Hologic CFO Karleen Oberton calls mass layoffs “a failure of leadership.” Hologic CFO Karleen Oberton calls mass layoffs “a failure of leadership.” FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your…

‘Dwarf Fortress’ creator says execs responsible for layoffs can “eat shit”

Dwarf Fortress creator Tarn Adams said at this year’s Game Developers Conference that executives responsible for mass industry layoffs “can all eat shit, I think they’re horrible, and I think they’re bad people.” Speaking to PC Gamer, Adams was wondering what the future of Dwarf Fortress could look like. When considering the kind of decisions that need to be made to keep a studio afloat, he asked himself if he’d have “more empathy for the people that lay people off.” The answer was, decidedly, “No, I don’t fucking…

Former PlayStation Boss Responds To Mass Layoffs In Gaming, Says Things Will Be “Fine”

Former PlayStation boss Shawn Layden is speaking up to say the demise of the video game industry is greatly exaggerated. Speaking to VentureBeat, Layden said people have been saying for decades that the games business is headed for a downfall, and it hasn't happened, and it won't anytime soon. He said the thousands of layoffs in the video game industry in recent times are more of a "mismatch of talent-to-requirements" than they speak to the death of gaming."The demise of the industry has been predicted so…

Star Wars Strategy Game From EA Still In The Works Following FPS’ Reported Cancellation, Mass Layoffs

A Star Wars strategy game set to be published by EA is still in the works, with the development team confirming the game was "unaffected" by recent EA layoffs.Last week EA laid off around 670 people, about 5% of its staff. As part of the mass layoff, multiple in-the-works projects were also canceled. That reportedly included an unnamed Star Wars FPS in development at Apex Legends and Star Wars Jed developer Respawn.Last week was difficult for the industry, and more so because of our strong relationships…

Fisker announces layoffs and a halt in producing new EV models

Fisker has announced its future plans alongside preliminary 2023 and Q4 earnings, and it's not looking great for the EV manufacturer. The company plans to lay off 15 percent of its workforce — nearly 200 people — as it shifts from a direct-to-consumer to a Dealer Partner model. The company is halting all investments in upcoming models and will resume only if in partnership with another automaker.The company's fourth-quarter revenue increased to $200.1 million from $128.3 million in Q3. However, its gross margin was…

Activision studio Toys for Bob is going independent after sweeping Xbox layoffs

Activision studio Toys for Bob has announced that it's leaving the corporate rat race and is This comes just weeks after Activision Blizzard's parent company Microsoft at Toys for Bob that impacted 86 employees. That’s more than half of the entire staff.The developer said the choice to go indie will allow it to return to “being a small and nimble studio”, harkening back to its early days of the 1980s and 1990s when it made hit titles like Star Control. To that end, the company says it's already developing a new game,…

What’s driving the flood of layoffs in the video game industry?

Over the course of the first two months of the year, video game companies have already announced plans to lay off more than 8,000 workers. It’s a big shift from the explosive growth the industry saw during and immediately following the pandemic—and, for many, a puzzling one.Electronic Arts was the latest to trim its payroll, announcing plans late Wednesday to reduce its workforce by 5%, or roughly 670 people. That followed Sony Interactive Entertainment’s surprising announcement on Tuesday that it planned to cut 900 jobs…

Layoffs and weird PR emails

Let's all take a breath. Layoffs are still churning in the video game industry, even as the frigid winter air is beginning to thaw. Amid the turmoil of these past few months, there are still things to be excited about: new games and hardware, the evolution of established franchises, and plenty of small teams building surprises to shake up the status quo. Look at all of the rad things happening over at Playdate for just one example of positive momentum in video games (we'll talk more about this next week).Breathe in,…